Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

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Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby microUgly » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:30 am

Below you'll find answers to frequently asked questions on this forum. For a more complete list of FAQs, go to http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ.

Remember to also search for the forum before posting.

  1. Unable to copy and paste between windows
  2. Things aren't working properly. What can I try first?
  3. How do I create a path in the same shape as a "T"?
  4. How do I open or save as filetype … ?
  5. How do get Inkscape to work on Mac OS X?
  6. Unable to change font?
  7. How to create a transparent area? (Clipping)

1. Unable to copy and paste between windows
In Inkscape version 0.46 and prior, you can only copy and paste content between Inkscape windows if all windows were started from the same instance. When you have Inkscape open already, if you select file > new it will create another window which shares the same instance as the original window--you will be able to copy content between these two windows. If you start Inkscape twice from a shortcut (for example) each window will be a separate instance and you will not be able to copy content between them.

This problem will be corrected in 0.47.

2. Things aren't working properly. What can I try first?
If Inkscape is getting errors or not functioning as expected, one of the first things you can try is to delete your Inkscape preferences file:
  • Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\Inkscape\preferences.xml
  • Windows Vista - C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Inkscape\preferences.xml
You may also like to try re-installing Inkscape.

3. How do I create a path in the same shape as a "T"?
A vector path has the same constraints as a piece of string in the real world. It can have 2 ends, or no ends (in which case it'll be a loop). If you want to create a "T" then do it the same way as you would with string, either use two paths, or one path to outline the shape of a "T".

4. How do I open or save as filetype AI, or EPS, or WMF, etc?
Refer to viewtopic.php?f=5&t=820

5. How do get Inkscape to work on Mac OS X?
Refer to the wiki article Installing on a Mac and you can find more suggestions from Mac users in viewtopic.php?f=29&t=884

6. Unable to change font?
This is a known bug in 0.46. You can change font via the Text Tool dialogue but not via the drop down menu on the toolbar.

7. How to create a transparent area? (Clipping)
Refer to viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6616

AaronLee

Re: Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting

Postby AaronLee » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:11 pm

Thanks! I'm sorry you had to spell it out so plainly for me to see it. But, that solved it. Much appreciated.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting

Postby Guest » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:53 am

I have downloded inscape 5 times now and it all comes up in another language, it looks like german.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting

Postby the_small_girl » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:59 am

I cannot find the button that allows me to post a new topic. It is no where to be found. I have looked everywhere.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting

Postby Pureon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:04 am

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I've circled where it is. Go into one of the topics and it will appear.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting

Postby speedyf1 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:11 am

Hi All
Could anyone inform me how to correct the problem associated with the following message I receive when i start up inkscape .47 draw freely.
"The preferences file C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\inkscape\preferences.xml is not a valid XML document."
thak you
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions - please read before posting

Postby deco » Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:31 am

lol good thing i read this before posting! :D

I found an answer i was looking for! lolol thanks.

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby trusktr » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:24 am

I think this might be a FAQ: How do i create a stroke for a path?

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby brynn » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:34 am

Help menu > Tutorials > Basic

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Which format of .48 to download?

Postby video4315 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:47 am

Which version is the best to download to a laptop running XP Pro?

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby brynn » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:23 am

Welcome video4315!

Please find download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape/

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby Acosta » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:48 am

Hello i am new here.
Where i Can change inkscape language ?

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby ~suv » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:44 pm

Acosta wrote:Where i Can change inkscape language ?
menu 'File > Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Language'

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby md1 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:36 pm

Good Afternoon,
Dear sir.
pls reply how can i hatch fill in horizontly and vertically in circle.if the no of circle 2 i intersect then how can achive the hatch.pls rply me.

Thanx.

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby brynn » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:45 am

Welcome to the forum!

I created a new topic for your question, and posted it in the Help forum, so it would get a better response. Here a link to it: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9708

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby BernardII » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:26 pm

I just installed the Inkspace ... but it is not working properly..I am using vista .....any suggestion will be appreciated...

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby ClearInk » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:09 am

Will Inkscape run on Windows 7 64-bit?

Is there a particular version that I would need to install?


Thanks in advance!

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby brynn » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:47 am

ClearInk, welcome to the forum :D

You can just install the Windows version, and it will work on your system. I have a similar machine :D
http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscap ... urce=files

BernardII, seriously?

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Re: Inkscape Frequently Asked Questions - please read!

Postby brynn » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:22 am

A long discussion about DPI and Export Bitmap ensued at this point in this topic thread, so it was split out to its own topic here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12924.


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