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Author Topic: Objects over other objects don't move together..  (Read 2084 times)

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Offline bhunt

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Objects over other objects don't move together..
« on: November 14, 2012, 08:24:06 AM »
Can anyone tell me how to 'attach' a star over a circle let's say and move them together? Mine are not attached together. Thanks
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Re: Objects over other objects don't move together..
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 11:29:06 AM »
The best answer depends to some extent on what you are trying to do and how you will use the end results.

You can select both and use Object/Group but if you want to use any of the Path menu items you will need to ungroup first.  Also, some cutting programs won't work with Object/Group.  

Another option is Path/Combine.  This will combine both objects into one object but keep all of the lines.  It is reversible by using Path/Break apart, but if you combined a star with something like an O, when you break them apart each line will become its own separate object.  

Path/Union will permanently unite them and any lines that fall inside filled areas will disappear.  

If you are just learning Inkscape, you might want to take a look at my blog where I explain some of the Path options.  Part 1 and Part 2
There is also a general Inkscape guide at http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/
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Offline newbiecat

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Re: Objects over other objects don't move together..
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 01:47:20 AM »
Always worth looking at the tutorials by Leo

http://www.craftedge.com/tutorials/tutorials.php#10  this is the one covering all options re paths and combinations

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