Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

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ekikoo
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Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

Postby ekikoo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:44 am

Hello, a little question. Screenshot:

http://imgur.com/a/rKrE2

Did I press some button or keyboard shortcut to have my shapes turn out like that, invisible? Thanks!

Lazur
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Re: Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

Postby Lazur » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:16 am

Hi.

Check the object opacity and reset it to 100%.

There is a box at the bottom left sayíing "O:" and a slider in the fill and stroke panel as well on the right (if you scroll down the docked panel).

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Re: Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:01 am

I'd also check the layer opacity...
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I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

Postby epiphany2 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:14 am

The Sherlock Holmes in me says "Look at bottom left corner of your screen...
it says stroke = none".

Best,
Nib

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Re: Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

Postby epiphany2 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:40 am

I'm sorry, that may not have been helpful. Start your "Fill & Stroke" tool (shift + ctrl + F)
highlight the rectangle, look at bottom left of screen, right click on "None" > click "Remove Stroke",
and then select your choicest color from tab Stroke Paint from Fill & Stroke tool. Make sure
your rectangle is selected while you do that.

Best,
Nib

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Re: Beginner troubleshooting: Can't draw circles or rectangles

Postby brynn » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:04 pm

Here's a tutorial that covers all the different things that might be causing this:

What To Do When a Tool Stops Working (or Tools are Drawing Invisible Objects)


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