Symbol edition and reuse
by Xaviju Julián
As suggested in the new features section I'd like to see the community
opinion on a possible feature suggestion.
As a heavy user of the symbols feature for web design I tend to save many
UI portions of my design as symbols and reuse them across many different
Sometimes I need to edit one of those symbols and I'd like all documents
that are referencing that symbol to update. Same behavior as when I update
the original symbol SVG code, all references will keep using that symbol,
Right now, the only way I found the inkscape UI has to edit a symbol is to
`unplug` (sorry don't know the english word) it from its reference, but
that does not allow me to reuse and update.
Do this make sense to you? Am I missing something?
5 years, 5 months
misunderstood tiled clones issue
Someone recently has posted in a forum, asking why the first array
created by Tiled Clones dialog is deleted, when the 2nd array is created (using
the same parent object). http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33037
Because this is what I previously understood the Remove button is
supposed to do, I thought it must be a bug. However searching LP has not turned
up any existing bug report (not unless its title contains technical language
that I don't understand, or that doesn't really describe the issue).
I'm on Windows, but other operating systems are represented in the forum
I tested going back to version 0.47.3, and the same behavior is seen
there. So since it seems to be long standing, and not reported, I have to think
it's either intended behavior, or at least not a bug.
Oh interesting! It seems the first array is deleted /whenever/ a 2nd
array is created with the same parent (not just when the 2nd array immediately
follows the first)! Because I did this (with all default settings):
1 - Object A: 2 x 2 array
2 - Move all the clones away from the array area (to easily notice that they are
deleted when the 2nd array is created, and not just covered up by the 2nd
3 - Object B: 3 x 3 array
4 - Object A: 4 x 4 array -- This removes all the clones from the 2 x 2 array of
object A; leaves the 3 x 3 array of object B alone, and creates the new 4 x 4
array of object A.
If there's a reason for this, could someone explain, in a not too
Thank you very much,
5 years, 5 months