Inkscape on Windows: How to change the default unit to pixels for new documents?


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On new documents created with the default template, the default unit is either in (US) or mm (Europe).

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As I work mostly on documents which are displayed on screens, I'm mostly interested in having them measured in pixels (the export to png format is also facilitated).

How to change the unit of the default document?

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7/16/2016 4:31:00 PM

Changing the unit used in a new document is done by configuring a default template:

In Windows the default template is a document that is saved as:

%appdata%\inkscape\templates\default.svg.

This folder is actually:

C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\inkscape\templates

in Windows 7, and is empty.

See more details on this answer related to changing the default size.

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4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

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