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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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15.2 Text Object Types

How do you create a new text object? This depends on what type of text you want to create, as we will discuss in the following sections.

15.2.1 Regular Text

To create a regular text object, switch to the Text tool (), click on the canvas (not on an existing text object!) to place a text cursor, and start typing. (If you drag instead of click, you will create a flowed text object, which is different in several important ways, as we will see shortly.)

Once you have typed at least a single character, the new text object is added to the document. At that point, you can switch to any other tool to deal with the newly created object ...

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