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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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11.2 Rectangles

Rectangles, boring as they may sound, are the most commonly used type of shape; you’ll be hard pressed to find a design not dominated by rectangles. Inkscape strives to make creating and editing rectangles as easy and versatile as possible.

Switch to the Rectangle tool (by clicking the toolbar button on the left, or by pressing or ) and drag anywhere on the canvas. Drag with to get a square or an integer-ratio (2:1, 3:1, and so on) ...

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