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Offline BathBelle

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Stroke colour
« on: November 27, 2010, 01:18:03 AM »
Please can someone remind me how to set default stroke style.  I'm having trouble with my stroke that looks as though it's set on black but just not showing on screen.  It seems to be changing all by itself as it was ok a couple of days ago and I'm not aware of having changed anything.

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Ruth
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Offline Technomum

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Re: Stroke colour
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 02:06:28 AM »
Hi Ruth,

There are a few things you can try:

If you have no colour box in the bottom left of the Inkscape screen showing for stroke, go to View>Display Mode>Outline and check you have actually have an outline.  Select your outline and right click on any colour and choose stroke. This will not change the colour on the screen.   Go back to Normal Display Setting and your outline should show in the colour you chose.    If the colour box is there click on it to bring up the Fill and Stroke drop down dialogue box, Select Stroke Style tab and set your line thickness.  I use 1 px for general use.

Also in the bottom left of your Inkscape screen there is an eye.  Click on it to see if it makes any difference.

Doublecheck your transparency setting to the left of the eye.  Set it at 100 if it is not already.

To the top right of the Inkscape screen there are indicator boxes for your current settings for Fill and Stroke (the same as in the bottom left).

I have attached a jpg of the Fill and Stroke Settings Box.  Make sure under the Stroke Paint Tab you have the second box selected and not the X.

« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 12:09:56 AM by brynn »
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Re: Stroke colour
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 09:23:59 AM »
Cleversomeday (Kay) has a video, posted in the tutorial section, on using the Paint Bucket.  In the tutorial she shows you how to set the default stroke color and after that you can change it as you need in the way described above.

http://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=104.0
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 12:10:25 AM by brynn »
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