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13.3 Path Extensions

Extensions are simple external programs that perform some actions on the selected objects in the document. They are represented by the commands in the submenus of the Extensions menu. However, they should not be confused with path effects; they are one-off, destructive operations that change objects without preserving the originals. The only way to reverse the effect of an extension command is by using EditUndo.

A typical extension has a number of parameters you can set in a dialog before running the extension. Most extension dialogs have the Live preview checkbox which, when checked, lets you preview the effect of various parameters in the document without having to undo and call the extension again. Note that while the ...

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