Adding interface verbs

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Introduction to Verbs

Commands in Inkscape are called 'Verbs'. They permit invoking internal functionality through menus and keyboard shortcuts. For example, they could allow you to assign a shortcut key to a set of actions you use a lot.

Verbs are not terribly difficult to add. You don't need to have much coding know-how in order to add a verb, and only a minimal knowledge of Inkscape internals. The aim of this page is to provide novice coders with a "paint by numbers" process that can be followed to add a new verb to Inkscape.

How to Add a Verb

First, add IDs for your new verbs to verbs.h: