Inkscape User Manual

Un-official manual by Kevin Wixson

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Part XI
Chapter 14: Live Shapes


In Inkscape, Live Shapes are paths created with special tools that have special properties that can be revised after the shape is initially drawn. It maintains these editable properties until the Live Shape is converted into a normal closed path shape with the Convert To Path command.

With live shapes it is possible to create a wide variety of regular shapes including rectangles with rounded corners, pie wedges and arcs, polygons and spirals. With Live Shapes, the properties of these special objects can be manipulated on canvas or in the Tool Controls bar to precisely transform and tweak the shapes.

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This manual is my scratch pad and development site for the Inkscape documentation project. Documentation that appears here may eventually work its way into the official Inkscape documentation, and changes to the Inkscape documentation may work it's way into this draft. It is a work in progress, so please don't mind the mess. Anything that appears here is GPL'ed under the usual licenses for GPL documentation, yada, yada, yada, or has been dedicated to the public domain. For a list of those elements that have been placed in the public domain, please click here.

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