Inkscape User Manual

Un-official manual by Kevin Wixson

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Part X
Chapter 1: Commands Bar

Commands Bar With Number Lables


The Commands Bar provides quick access to some of Inkscape's most regularly used commands:

  1. New – Opens a new document with the default template. See File > New.
  2. Open – Opens an existing document. See File > Open.
  3. Save – Performs a quick save of the document. If the document has not previously been saved, it will prompt the user for save information. See File > Save.
  4. Print – Opens the print dialog box. See File > Print.
  5. Import – Opens the import dialog box. See File > Import.
  6. Export – Opens the export bitmap dialog box. See File > Export Bitmap.
  7. Undo – Undoes the last action. See Edit > Undo.
  8. Redo – Redoes the last undone action. See Edit > Redo.
  9. Copy – Copies the current selection to the clipboard. See Edit > Copy.
  10. Cut – Cuts the current selection and stores it in the clipboard. See Edit > Cut.
  11. Paste – Pastes the contents of the clipboard to the canvas. See Edit > Paste.
  12. Zoom Selection – Zooms the view to show the current selection. See View > Zoom Selection.
  13. Zoom Drawing – Zooms the view to show all of the objects on the canvas. See View > Zoom Drawing.
  14. Zoom Page – Zooms the view to fit the page on the screen. See View > Zoom Page.
  15. Duplicate – Creates a copy of the selected object. See Edit > Duplicate.
  16. Clone – Creates a linked clone of the selected object. See Edit > Clone.
  17. Break Link – Unlinks a clone from its parent object, allowing it to be edited independently. See Edit > Break Link.
  18. Group – Groups two or more selected objects. See Edit > Group.
  19. Ungroup – Separates the selected group into independent objects. See Edit > Ungroup.
  20. Stroke – Opens the Fill and Stroke window. See Object > Fill and Stroke.
  21. Text – Opens the Font and Text window. See Text > Font and Text.
  22. XML Edit – Opens the XML Edit window. See Edit > XML Editor.
  23. Alignment – Opens the Alignment window. See Object > Align and Distribute.
  24. Inkscape Preferences – Opens the Inkscape Preferences window. See File > Inkscape Preferences.
  25. Document Preferences – Opens the Document Preferences window. See File > Document Preferences.



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