Inkscape User Manual

Un-official manual by Kevin Wixson

Table Of Contents

Part VII
Chapter 8: Dynamic Offset



The Dynamic Offset command transforms a shape, endowing it with a special control handle. By dragging the control handle the shape is dynamically transformed, retaining it's shape. It can be expanded or contracted, depending on the direction in which the handle is moved. To return an object to a regular shape after it has been transformed into a dynamically offset object, use the Object to Path command.


Options & Preferences

Additional Information

Note: When the control handle is released, the handle is automatically relocated to the top of the object, or whatever position was the top before the object was rotated. When using this command, only insetting the object (making it smaller than the original) produces predictable results. Making an object larger than the original rounds corners for some reason. The workaround for this is to repeatedly use the Outset command, and then it can be reduced to taste via the Dynamic Offset command.

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Date: 03/18/2006
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