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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 6. Positioning and Transforming

Inkscape has a variety of ways to position objects as precisely as required. These include on-screen Grid and Guide Lines where objects “snap” into alignment, dialogs for moving individual objects or for aligning multiple objects, and the Create Tiled Clones dialog for placing multiple clones of an object. Additional features allow you to scale, skew, or rotate an object. This section will begin with a discussion of the coordinate system of Inkscape followed by a discussion of the way Inkscape describes object transformations. Then the commands and dialogs for transforming objects are discussed.

One key thing to know is that transforming a Regular Shape object or a Group of objects by the methods described ...

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