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Author Topic: Changing Defaults for Text, Shapes and Lines  (Read 3013 times)

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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Changing Defaults for Text, Shapes and Lines
« on: April 17, 2011, 07:07:39 AM »
Would you like to have a shape, text or lines to be the same every time you open Inkscape? The settings are very easy to change.

The first example shows how to change text.
I like to ensure my text will have a black fill and no stroke and I show the steps I used to change my settings.
At step 1 I used text but you can also use a shape.
At step 2 change the settings to suit your preferences.

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The second example shows how to change the default settings for a square or rectangle. 
At step 1 any shape can be drawn.
At step 2 change the fill and stroke settings to suit your preferences. My example uses a fill and a stroke.

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The third example shows how a freehand line can be changed.
At step 1 any shape can be used but I find it is easier to use a line.
At step 2 change the settings to suit your needs but I do recommend Fill is OFF.

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The fourth example shows how many settings can be changed by drawing one shape and using it as the basis for changing all shapes, text, spirals and lines.

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I hope I have shown enough examples to show how easy it is to change the settings. If you need further assistance please do ask questions.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 07:07:01 AM by brynn »

Offline auntbeepbeep

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Re: Changing Defaults for Text, Shapes and Lines
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 10:59:16 AM »
Wow--great tutorial..easy to follow and will be very helpful.  Thank you!!
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Re: Changing Defaults for Text, Shapes and Lines
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011, 11:55:29 AM »
Thanks Carolyn.  Your tutorials are always excellent and so easy to understand.
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