How to install Inkscape Slides

11/10/2011 by Sylvain Hallé

The Inkscape Slides extension lets you convert layers in your Inkscape document into a set of slides. It is made of a simple Python script that processes the output SVG file and splits it into multiple pages outside of Inkscape.

However I had trouble installing the extension and the instructions are, well, terse. Here's the missing link:

  1. Download the files by cloning the Git repository (don't use easy_install which, ironically, never worked for me)
  2. Go to the directory you just cloned and type:

    • python setup.py build
    • python setup.py install

From now on, the script inkscapeslide will be in /usr/local/bin and directly accessible from anywhere. That's it!

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