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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 3. Files

This section covers the manipulation of the files that are used by Inkscape. This includes the files for storing your drawings in the Inkscape format, and for importing and exporting drawings in other formats. All the commands to manipulate files can be found under the File menu. Several of the commands can be also be found in the Command Bar (New-default, Open, Save, Print).

Opening and Saving Files

Inkscape drawings are stored in SVG files. Upon starting, Inkscape normally creates a new blank drawing. The parameters used for this drawing can be changed by altering the file inkscape/templates/default.svg; see the section called “Custom Templates” in Chapter 19, Customization.

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