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Sitasitikas

Linked documents

Postby Sitasitikas » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:48 pm

I would like to create a "base document" consisting of the outline of an object. This base document would then be referenced by other documents, so if I change the original base document, I would like all other documents using it to be updated. Is there a way to do this in Inkscape? The only way I have found to achieve something similar would be to export the base document to some image format, and then import the image. This is obviously a very un-nice way to do it. Also, if I import an SVG document, I get a hardcopy and not a link -- if I change the original document, the documents referencing it are not updated.

CarlCravens
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Re: Linked documents

Postby CarlCravens » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:27 am

Sitasitikas wrote:I would like to create a "base document" consisting of the outline of an object. This base document would then be referenced by other documents, so if I change the original base document, I would like all other documents using it to be updated. Is there a way to do this in Inkscape? The only way I have found to achieve something similar would be to export the base document to some image format, and then import the image. This is obviously a very un-nice way to do it. Also, if I import an SVG document, I get a hardcopy and not a link -- if I change the original document, the documents referencing it are not updated.


There's no way to do this from the standard GUI interface, but you can do it if you don't mind fiddling with the SVG XML code by hand.

I can write a tutorial if you like, but it'll take a day or two.


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