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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program, Fourth Edition by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 6. Geometric Shapes

Inkscape provides a number of tools for drawing geometric shapes. The tools for drawing regular1 geometric shapes (rectangles, boxes, ellipses, regular polygons, stars, and spirals) are covered here. Path (pencil and pen) tools, discussed in the next section, may be used to draw arbitrary shapes.

Current Style: The style of an object includes attributes that determine how the inside of the shape (fill) and how the boundary path (stroke) are drawn. It also includes shape-specific attributes such as the number of points in a star. New objects are drawn with the Current style. Some components of the Current style are displayed (e.g. Fill color) or changed (e.g. number of points in a star) in the Tool Controls of a relevant ...

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