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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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B.3 PDF (Import, Export)

After SVG, PDF is the most powerful, best supported by Inkscape, and most widely recognized vector format (1.5.1.1 Adobe’s Vector Formats). While Inkscape cannot yet be recommended for roundtrip PDF editing (i.e., opening a PDF, editing its content, and saving back as PDF) due to the font support limitations (see the following section), PDF is definitely the best option for connecting Inkscape with software which does not support SVG.

Inkscape’s PDF import is built-in (requires no external software to install) and supports most of static features of latest versions of PDF (shapes, text, images, gradients, opacity, etc.). Interactive PDF features (such as forms) are not supported. Since Inkscape cannot have multiple pages ...

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