On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Landon Blake wrote:
I had a few more beginners questions.
#1 - If I have drawn to overlapping shapes, is there a way to combine them into one
Yes you can combine the two shapes into one via the "Union" operation.
Check out some of the other boolean operations (Subtract, Exclude, etc.)
#2 - When I drew a circle or ellipse it had a dark black border. Can
you change the color of this border?
Yes, the border is called the object's "stroke". Go to Fill & Stroke
settings and play with the stroke settings. You can change the color,
width, even make it a partially transparent gradient. :-)
#3 - When I try to apply a gradient fill to a shape, the color
changes to shades of black, grey, and white. Is there something I need to change to apply
gradient fills in color?
Yes, use the gradient editor. Go to the fill & stroke settings and look
for the 'edit' button under to the gradient dropdown. Note that if you
need several different gradients you'll want to use the Add button to
add new ones.
#4 - Is there a way to change the rotation angle of text?
Yes, to do this click on the text two times. The first time you'll see
the translational/scaling arrows, the second time you'll see the
Thanks for any suggestions. I appreciate any help.
Sure, also be sure to check out the tutorial we wrote; it gives some
advice for the above plus a lot more. Have fun!