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Inkscape: Guide to a Vector Drawing Program by Tavmjong Bah

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Chapter 7. Geometric Shapes

Inkscape provides a number of tools for drawing geometric shapes. The tools for drawing regular[1] geometric shapes (rectangles, 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.

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. The Fill and Stroke paint colors as well as the Stroke thickness of the Current style are shown for the shape and path tools at the right end of the Tool Controls.

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