Q about Setting a default for the page border

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chocwrap
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Q about Setting a default for the page border

Postby chocwrap » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:20 am

Apologies if this has been asked before but I'm unable to find the answer..

Is it possible to permanently get rid of the page border?

I'm able to go to Doc Properties and untick the page border but wonder if it's possible to set this as a default somehow.

Thanks.

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Re: Q about Setting a default for the page border

Postby theozh » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:35 am

I guess Inkscape starts with an empty file called "default.svg" or "default.en.svg" or other files depending on the language (.de, .fr, .it, ...).
In your Inkscape directory search for "default" and overwrite this file with an empty file having the page border unchecked.
Win7/64, Inkscape 0.92.2

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Re: Q about Setting a default for the page border

Postby tylerdurden » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:42 am

You can set your own default.svg by setting the Document properties as you like them, and saving the file (default.svg) in your user profile:
(assuming Windows) ..\users\yourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Inkscape\templates\

Then, when you launch Inkscape, the default should open as a "new document".

When you upgrade Inkscape, these users folders should persist, keeping your custom symbols, templates, extensions, etc.
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I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

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Re: Q about Setting a default for the page border

Postby brynn » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:24 pm

This is a little dated by now, but still provides correct info: http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entr ... n-inkscape

I don't think it's too technical, but feel free to ask if you get stuck.

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Re: Q about Setting a default for the page border

Postby chocwrap » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:21 pm

Thanks Brynn - that helps a lot.


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