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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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6.5 Transforming with Keyboard Shortcuts

Transforming objects by dragging them or their handles on the canvas is easy and intuitive, but it’s not very precise (even when using various constrained modes) and may sometimes feel quite clumsy. Many long-time users of Inkscape prefer to use keyboard shortcuts for most of their transformations.

Keyboard shortcuts for transforming objects are easy to remember, and often, they will make your work a lot easier. Another reason to learn these keys is that, as we will see in the rest of the book, they are used consistently in many other tools and contexts to perform analogous functions—for example, to transform nodes with the Node tool, text characters with the Text tool, or gradient handles with the Gradient ...

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