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Installing Inkscape

inkscapeInkscape can be installed on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. This article will begin with the installation process for Mac OSX.

Mac 10.10 Installation

Note that the installation requires Apple's X11/Xquartz 2.3.4 or higher. Although this installation officially supports Snow Leopard (10.6), I used 10.8 and it worked fine.

  1. Mac 10.10 doesn't include X11 by default, so you'll need to visit to download and install xquartz.
  2. Visit to download the latest stable version of Inkscape.

When you run Inkscape for the first time, you may get a message asking "Where is X11?", if this happens, you'll need to browse to Applications > Utilities > XQuartz.

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