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July 27, 2016, 06:46:39 PM
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mwoosley

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Hello, I just discovered Inkscape and am now trying out a tutorial.  The tutorial information is as follows...

a link to the tutorial - http://goinkscape.com/how-to-design-a-circular-logo-in-inkscape/

credit the tutorial author - Aaron Nieze

for a video tutorial, please tell us the time step (hold mouse over progress bar to show the time) - 27 seconds

and finally, please tell us what happens on your canvas that is different from the tutorial....or in other words, what goes wrong
the more detail, the better - when I drop my polygon pointer on the canvas and drag out, it does not draw the 55 cornered circle as in the tutorial.  When I let go of the left mouse button, it presents a dashed bounding box with 2 diamond shapes... one that I can resize the box, the other just lets me move it around the canvas.  Quite honestly this seems silly that it does not draw the polygon as in the tutorial.

Any help is greatly appreciated  :D

Mike

July 27, 2016, 09:37:54 PM
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brynn

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Welcome Mike!

This (short) article/tutorial should explain everything.  What To Do When a Tool Stops Working (Or Tools Are Drawing Invisible Objects)

There are several things that might cause that, and I couldn't guess which one might have happened.  But somehow, something is transparent that shouldn't be.  If you have any questions after reading that, please ask  :)
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July 28, 2016, 06:39:54 AM
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mwoosley

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Thanks Brynn, that article you recommended helped solve the problem.  However, I have another one  :hmm: that I will start another thread for.

Again, thanks for your help.

Mike