I'm having trouble getting an SVG diagram to appear in a PDF. From researching online it looks like it should be simple enough, but I'm yet to discover what I'm doing wrong.

I'm working in LyX, and inserting graphics I drew in Inkscape. The image does then appear in my LyX code. However, when I compile to a PDF (pdfLaTeX - though other compilers don't work either), there is only a blank space where the image file should be.

Very frustrating, since it took some time to even get the image to appear in LyX, and I assumed that had solved the problem.

Long story short: Working in LyX, I can insert an SVG file I made in Inkscape - it appears in LyX's gui but it doesn't appear when compiled by pdfLaTeX.

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  • Welcome to TeX.sx! – Peter Jansson Feb 5 '13 at 17:01
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    Works here! Maybe you give some more details (OS, version of LyX, version of Inkscape...) – vaettchen Feb 5 '13 at 17:04
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    Check out Tools -> Settings -> File-Handling -> Converters. Do you have there any entries for SVG files. What version of LYX do you use? – Dohn Joe Feb 5 '13 at 17:05
  • Windows 7, LyX Here's what I have under SVG -> PDF (pdflatex) converter: inkscape --file=$$p/$$i --export-area-drawing --without-gui --export-pdf=$$p/$$o – LucidLogic Feb 5 '13 at 17:45
  • Does Inkscape run at the command line? If not, you probably need to add its directory to your path. – WillAdams Jul 5 '13 at 16:34

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