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can't assign a fill or stroke! what the...?

Postby linebender » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:59 am

suddenly, I can't get inkscape to give a fill or stroke to any shape. i am in "normal" view.

I see absolutely nothing to cause this. any suggestions?


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Re: can't assign a fill or stroke! what the...?

Postby ~suv » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:37 am

Did you check the layer opacity (in the 'Layers…' dialog), as well as the global opacity for the current style?

You could also create a sample SVG file with a new shape/path of which you can't modify the style attributes, and attach it here… allowing others to take a closer look at what might be the cause.

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Re: can't assign a fill or stroke! what the...?

Postby brynn » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:37 am

Or also check for Unset styles :mrgreen:

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Re: can't assign a fill or stroke! what the...?

Postby ~suv » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:55 am

brynn wrote:Or also check for Unset styles
Why would an unset style prevent assigning a fill or stroke color to a shape? An unset fill is displayed as solid black fill, and an unset stroke is invisible (no stroke). It is still possible to change it, unless the transparency is so high (Alpha or opacity is zero) so that nothing is displayed - no matter whether the style attribute is unset or set to a specific color.

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Re: can't assign a fill or stroke! what the...?

Postby brynn » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:16 am

Sorry, my bad.


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