Location path for an imported figure
by David Carrasco de Busturia
I am finding `Inkscape` a really good tool for importing `PDF` or `EPS`
scientific plots into a blank page, and then place arrows on top of the
graphs, text, make scientific drawings assemble them in the desired
location and then save as a unique PDF page that can then be included as a
unique `figure` in a `latex` document.
Let's imagine an inkscape project that has assembled 10 plots, imported
from these folders:
We already know that in /path1/ there is also the python, gnuplot, etc
source code that produces the PDF plot, for instance:
Most of the times I need to continue working over the original PDF plots
that I once imported into a inkscape project I made back in time. For
example, change the scale and the title of the plots, and so on. In other
words, I need to go to the original source code (gnuplot, python, etc) that
produces those plots that have been assembled in the inkscape project.
In these situations, while having the nice inkscape project in the screen
with all the plots 1 to 10, it is quite hard to remember where is the
location of the original PDF plot.
As far as I am concerned, there is no option in the inkscape interface that
allows you to know which is the original location path of the PDF plot that
was once imported into the inkscape project.
The closest solution I could find is the following: every time I import a
new PDF of EPS, I right click and and create a link which is basically a
copy-paste of the location path of the figure.
This solution is quite tedious and most of the times one forgets to create
the link. Once the image is imported, the next natural step is to resize it
and locate in the desired place, and it is very easy to forget to create
For instance, if this multi PDF plots assemble project was made in Latex,
the location path of all the plots would be perfectly identified, i.e. in
the `\includegraphics` line.
I was wondering if it is possible to check an option in the importing
process that would allow to automatically write the location path of the
figure somewhere. Or any other strategy that would automatically write the
location path every time a plot is imported. Would this be difficult to
Thanks a lot for all your help,
All the best,