I’ve been using Inkscape for a long time and this is the first time that this error appears when I tried to open the program. If this happens to you, the solution is very easy. Just follow your own path to find the preferences.xml file and delete it. For example with mine, I have to go [...]

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Glenda on October 5th, 2010

Following up with my post “Set Up the Cut Area in Inkscape”, I was playing again, trying to have as much cutting space as I could. So, I came out with these settings: Document Size: 8.5″ by 11.69″ Settings for Red Outlined Box: Width: 8.052 Height: 10.600 X: 0.228 Y: 0.600 If you notice, these settings allow you to cut a [...]

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Glenda on May 3rd, 2010

If you have followed my instructions on How to Cut Directly from Inkscape Using the Silhouette, you now know that first, you can do it, and secondly, that it is hard to guess the cutting area in the document. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to set up your cut area or red [...]

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Glenda on December 28th, 2009

If you create or find an .svg file (default Inkscape file format), you can cut it directly from Inkscape. You don’t have to convert the file to any other digital cutter format. This is very convenient since the cutting is going to be smoother when you do it directly from the program where the file [...]

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Glenda on December 2nd, 2009

If you want to change Inkscape’s default page, that is the first page when you open Inkscape, follow these steps: Go to your Program Files. Usually they are on the C: drive (Computer, Local Disk, Program Files) Double-click on the folder for Inkscape. Double-click on the Share folder. Now, double-click on the Templates folder. There are [...]

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Glenda on November 30th, 2009

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, meaning that it is free for everybody. It’s a vector software with capabilities similar to Illustrator or CorelDraw,  different than pixel-based software like Photoshop. With Inkscape, you can design and cut if you have a digital cutter machine, because these machines can “read” the nodes that make [...]

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Glenda on November 14th, 2009

I made this cat for my older son, who is a cat lover. Enjoy the file. It’s free for your personal use. I cut it using Inkscape but I converted it to a .gsd file also. Separating the front from the back you can have a very interesting mini book, just make some holes for [...]

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Glenda on October 18th, 2009

For many reasons, you want to know how to access some tools and commands using your keyboard. I like to work fast and I use many shortcuts. Here are some of the most common: For Text: T: If you want to choose the Text tool. Ctrl+B  Apply a bold style to selected text. Ctrl+I  Apply [...]

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Glenda on October 14th, 2009

In honor of my son Gio, I uploaded a really versatile bracket album. I cut several pages with my Silhouette and put it together using rings. You can use it for any occasion. The first page has a window so that you can put a picture or a quote or saying behind it. It’s free; just click [...]

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Glenda on September 9th, 2009

This is another way to create a beautiful mat for your titles: Open Inkscape From the Tools, choose the Text tool. Click inside the blank paper and type your text or title.  Click on Path, Linked Offset. Now you are going to see a box around your text and one, only one square. At this time I [...]

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