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How to automatically repeat labels on a page in Inkscape?


Question

I make labels for my beer bottles in Inkscape. With each new batch of beer I need to change the label. When I am done I want to print 8 labels on each page.

Right now I export the SVG as PDF and use a small LaTeX document to place the 8 graphics on the page. It works, but is a little clunky.

Is there a better way for easy arranging the lables without having to update all eight labels for the next batch?

2013/08/06
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8/6/2013 10:56:00 AM

Accepted Answer

You can do this in Inkscape using Clones.

Select your grouped artwork (a single label), and use Edit → Clone → Create Tiled Clones...

Clone dialog

In your case, you probably want 4 rows and two columns to produce this sort of layout:

Cloned Label

2013/08/06
6
8/6/2013 1:51:00 AM