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I am having trouble making an arc or segment

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:15 am
by marco_pol0
I am new to inkscape, and want to make a shape thats a circle, with a slice taken out. I researched and found that the slipse tool can do that, but when I go to press the button in the top left that says switch to segment, it wont let me click it. Any ideas on how to fix?

Re: I am having trouble making an arc or segment

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 4:06 am
by brynn
You have to draw the circle first. Then grab one of the tiny circle handles (not a square handle) and drag. Once you drag the handle, that button becomes activated.

If you need to set the arc or segment to a specific size, you can use the spinboxes on the control bar. Or else you can just make a visual estimation as you drag the handle.

Re: I am having trouble making an arc or segment

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 5:25 am
by flamingolady
And just a hint. Once you click on the elipse tool, you can hold down your ctrl key while you drag the handle, and that will keep it as a perfect circle, otherwise the sizing of height and width can change.