[solved] Extending a straight line

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[solved] Extending a straight line

Postby AnalogueMan » Mon May 25, 2015 12:39 am

This may sound stupid but I cannot find out how to extend an already drawn straight line
without effecting its thickness also. When I click on one of the handles and move it, the thickness is also effected.
Can someone be of any help please?
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Re: Extending a straight line

Postby ragstian » Mon May 25, 2015 12:48 am

Hi.

Go to Preferences (Ctrl Shift P) - Behaviour - Transforms and "untick" the Scale Stroke Width tick-box.
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Re: Extending a straight line

Postby AnalogueMan » Mon May 25, 2015 12:59 am

ragstian wrote:Hi.

Go to Preferences (Ctrl Shift P) - Behaviour - Transforms and "untick" the Scale Stroke Width tick-box.


Thank you very much ragstian!! :D
Although I ploughed though Preferences I could not find
a clue to get things done.
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Re: Extending a straight line

Postby Lazur » Mon May 25, 2015 1:55 am

Or use the node tool; move selected node while holding Ctrl+Alt.

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Re: Extending a straight line

Postby AnalogueMan » Mon May 25, 2015 3:20 am

Lazur URH wrote:Or use the node tool; move selected node while holding Ctrl+Alt.


Thanks Lazur URH, and next time I will not forget to add "Solved" to a thread when done :) .
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Re: Extending a straight line

Postby Espermaschine » Mon May 25, 2015 5:37 am

Lazur URH wrote:Or use the node tool; move selected node while holding Ctrl+Alt.

at first i was like: nah, that doesnt work for me
until i realized it does work, but its kind of fiddly....

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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby Lazur » Mon May 25, 2015 8:43 am

Then another one: select both nodes with the node tool of the segment, and use the bounding box corner handle to scale up, while holding Ctrl.

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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby Espermaschine » Mon May 25, 2015 11:44 am

Lazur URH wrote:Then another one: select both nodes with the node tool of the segment, and use the bounding box corner handle to scale up, while holding Ctrl.


Thats the better one for me !

I must say, learning all the little tricks is what makes Inkscape a lot harder than Gimp.

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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby Xav » Mon May 25, 2015 8:11 pm

With the normal select tool, de-select the first button in the "Affect:" section of the toolbar, then use the normal transformation handles (holding CTRL if necessary). The stroke width will appear to change as you move them, but will re-set itself when you release the mouse button.

It's less fiddly than going in and out of the preferences to change the setting.
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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby AnalogueMan » Wed May 27, 2015 6:17 am

Sorry Xav but I do not quite follow you.
"de-select the first button in the "Affect:" section of the toolbar'

I know a "Menu Bar","Command Bar","Snap Bar" but I only see "Tool Controls" and "Tool Box".
If I take "toolbar' as "Tool Box" then I still cannot understand or see "Affect".
Perhaps you can help me out here?
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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby Espermaschine » Wed May 27, 2015 6:34 am

AnalogueMan wrote:Sorry Xav but I do not quite follow you.
"de-select the first button in the "Affect:" section of the toolbar'

I know a "Menu Bar","Command Bar","Snap Bar" but I only see "Tool Controls" and "Tool Box".
If I take "toolbar' as "Tool Box" then I still cannot understand or see "Affect".
Perhaps you can help me out here?

i think Xav is referring to this button
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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby AnalogueMan » Wed May 27, 2015 6:56 am

Thanks Espermaschine, I now understand what he ment.
And yes, when I again tick "Scale stroke width' in "Behaviour" and then select that symbol before extending the line, it also does not affect
the line width. Another thing I learned this day when using Inkscape :) !
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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby Xav » Wed May 27, 2015 4:45 pm

Yes, it's the button Espermaschine shows. I'm still mainly on 0.48, where that group of buttons has a label that says "Affect:". The label has been removed on 0.91. If I'd realised that I would have included a screenshot myself.
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Re: [solved] Extending a straight line

Postby AnalogueMan » Wed May 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Also you Xav, thanks for your effort to help me. :) .
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