Fix vertical spacing or reset default text style

I am creating a new SVG document and when I add some text, it’s messed up.

It uses a 55.99999809 pt font and a 5.29 mm paragraph spacing and I have no idea where these settings come from.


I understand that there have been some changes from 0.91 to 0.92 which will break line or paragraph spacing when opening old files. However, I’m creating new documents in 0.92 only.

I’ve tried to find the default settings in preferences. I looked in Tools/Text, but could not find it there. I could not find a related setting in the document properties.

How do I reset Inkscape so that it produces normal 12 pt text with normal spacing for new documents?


A partial answer for the font size:

  1. Create a new SVG document
  2. Stay in selection mode (arrow cursor, F1)
  3. Choose Text/Text and font… from the menu (Ctrl+Shift+T)
  4. Set the font size to the desired value
  5. Click “Set as default”
  6. Close the document without saving and create a new one

Changing the default font size

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