Inkscape User Manual

Un-official manual by Kevin Wixson

Table Of Contents

Part VII
Chapter 7: Inset & Outset



The Inset command will contract a shape so that it is smaller than the original by a set distance, while retaining the shape of the original. Live Shapes are transformed by the command, but they are converted to paths, and an open path is closed. The amount of the contraction is determined by the setting in Inkscape preferences, on the Steps tab, in the "Inset/Outset by" field. The Outset command expands the shape.


Options & Preferences

Additional Information

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Date: 02/03/2006
Nickname: marius iliescu-feidyeu
Subject: A Sincere Thank You
Message: Dear Sir Kevin Wixon Please accept my gratitude for your wonderful work. I'm so happy since the very first time I have used Inkscape which I find it simply fantastic. If there is any way you could send my opinion to Inkscape designers, please let them know. I'll pray God keep such wonderful people happy. Best regards, marius iliescu-feidyeu, dragasani, romania.

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