UserManualOutline

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Future manual outline

Introduction to Inkscape

  • About SVG
  • State of available SVG software
  • Inkscape Goals

Basics (already outlined, needs some refinement)

  • Interface (no real depth here - just a basic overview of how these things work, where they are, what they look like...)
    • Menus
    • Command Bar
    • Toolbars
    • Tool Options
    • Working with the Canvas
    • Rulers, Guides and Grids
    • Palette
    • Information Bar
    • Dialogs (at least the difference between floating/docked)

Documents

  • Document properties
  • Creating templates
  • Metadata

Toolbox

  • Selector
  • Navigation tools
  • Drawing tools
  • Transformation tools
  • Color tools
  • Text
  • Connector

Objects

  • copying and pasting (+ styles)
  • transformations
  • grouping
  • cloning
  • whatever else

Layers

  • layers
  • working with layers in Inkscape

Paths

Colors

  • fill'n'stroke
  • swatches
  • color management
  • link to gradient tool
  • probably "clean up defs"

Patterns

Effects

  • modification effects
  • raster effects
  • Live Path Effects
  • SVG filters
  • creating new effects (i.e. Python scripts tutorial)

Setting up Inkscape (Preferences)

Additional help resources

  • everything from Help menu
  • copy of the page that links to international sites
  • mailing lists
Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox