If you want to change Inkscape’s default page, that is the first page when you open Inkscape, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Program Files. Usually they are on the C: drive (Computer, Local Disk, Program Files)
  2. Double-click on the folder for Inkscape.
  3. Double-click on the Share folder.
  4. Now, double-click on the Templates folder.
  5. There are going to be many templates in that folder. Look for the one that says default.svg. Double-click on it to open.
  6. Once you have this template opened in Inkscape, you can see that your page is size A4 and the units displayed are pixels. To make any changes, go to File, Document Properties.  The Document Properties window appears.
  7. Under the Page tab, General, change the units to inches. In Format, Custom Size, change the units to inches and type the Width and the Height of your preference.
  8. There are other tabs available if you want to explore. The other tab that I find useful is the Snap tab, if you want to change the behaviour of it.
  9. When you finish with all the changes, just click on the X to close that window. Now, you have a new Default page and you have to save it if you want to keep these changes next time you open Inkscape. Click on File, Save and close the program.
  10. Open Inkscape again. You should be able to see all the changes and work on this page.

Inkscape is a great program. Play with it and enjoy the many features that it offers.

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