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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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11.4 Ellipses

An ellipse is a shape that can represent not only an ellipse or a circle but also an arc (unclosed) or a segment (closed, an arc plus two radii going from the ends of the arc and meeting in the center):

Handles on an ellipse, arc, and segment

Figure 11-19. Handles on an ellipse, arc, and segment

11.4.1 Drawing

To switch to the Ellipse tool, press or . Here are the ellipse drawing shortcuts:

  • Dragging on the canvas creates an ellipse inscribed into the (imaginary) rectangle that ...

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