The view presented by the Inkscape window can be changed in many ways. The changes can be divided into two types: those that change the way drawings appear and those that change how the Inkscape interface appears. A few of the latter type of changes are covered in other chapters such as Chapter 5, Positioning and Transforming, for Grids and Guide Lines, and Chapter 20, Customization, for changing parts of the GUI.
An Inkscape drawing can be viewed in many different ways. The view can be changed by panning and by zooming the canvas. The Inkscape window can be made full screen. Multiple views of the same canvas are possible. An Outline or Wire-frame mode is available as well as a Icon Preview window.