Inkscape - Symbol

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1 - About

Symbol libraries are sets of SVG symbols.

See also: Inkscape - Icon Creation

3 - Library

A library is any valid SVG file with symbols (<symbol> element) in the system configuration directory.

3.1 - Standard

Inkscape 0.91 includes just five example libraries:

  • Logic Symbols,
  • AIGA/DOT Transportation Symbols,
  • Map Symbols,
  • Flow Chart Shapes,
  • and Word Balloons (made by Martin Owens and Tavmjong Bah).
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3.2 - Custom

4 - Management

4.1 - Create a Symbol library

4.1.1 - Create an object as a symbol

  • Create an object
  • Modify its properties (name and label)
  • Select it
  • Add it as symbol

4.1.2 - Create the document as a library

  • Modify the title of the document (Ctrl+Shift+D → Metadata)

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4.1.3 - Restart and use the created library

  • Restart Inkscape
  • And start using your icon library

4.2 - Config Dir

The system configuration directory is:

  • For OS X and Linux, the local user directory is ~/.config/inkscape/symbols.
  • For Windows, the directory is Inkscape_Home\share\symbols

5 - Documentation / Reference