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Inkscape rejection- help?

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:27AM

I'm relatively new to illustrating with Inkscape, been working in the program for a few months. Just tried to upload my first files and got this rejection message

You have left open shapes in your illustration. This could have been caused by not closing your shapes as you draw, or by assigning fill colors to strokes.

I have looked very carefully in outline view and can't find any broken paths. I did use the stroke with a thickness and color to create part of the image outline- is this not allowed? I see lots of vector illustrations with color lines and assumed this was done by assigned a color to the stroke. Is it because i'm using Inkscape and the stroke colors don't convert into Illustrator properly? 

Please help clear up my confusion.
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Posted Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:25AM

A stroke is an open path, which isn't allowed.

In illustrator, you can convert open paths to outlines which solves this problem - there is probably a similar function somewhere in Inkscape.
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Posted Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:08AM
First of all: excuse my poor English

A way to close all your open paths in Inkscape is:

  • Select all your shapes with the selector tool tool-pointer (they must be ungrouped)
  • Pick the node selector tool tool-node-editor and select all the nodes of all shapes (remember, they must be not grouped smile )
  • Push over node-join-segment in the "node tool controls" to close all the possible open paths

After that, you can create again groups of shapes if you wish, but you must know that the groups are lost when you save your work as EPS. It could be tedious, but is the only way I know to do this in Inkscape. All my illustrations are created with Inkscape and they're usually accepted (I have an 86% acceptance rate)

I hope It was helpful for you, and if anybody knows an easiest way to close paths in Inkscape please share it.

(Edited on 2013-04-28 05:09:28 by picapez)
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:52AM
Thank you. I am glad to finally get a helpful answer. I will try again.
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