Object Manager

From Inkscape Wiki
Revision as of 04:53, 20 June 2004 by AndyFitz (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Inkscape Object Manager

A hybrid of the XML Editor and Item Properties dialog.. mixed in with a bit of love.



  • An expandable list of the groups and objects within your SVG.
    Previews of what is within that group is handy but not essential ( like in the XML editor: when groups are selected , the relative items on the canvas are selected )
  • Groups can be expanded down to object level and each list item can be renamed.
  • Each list item has a visibility and sensitive check button.
  • objects can be dragged from the list to the canvas.
    This will initiate a Use function to duplicate that group ( can we do this ? it would do wonders for economising file-size and graphics! )

Better for Semantics

Many Users will identify this manager as a type of 'Object Library' for their SVG documents.
The benefit here lies in the content. As users rename the objects they see in the manager they will be in-fact renaming the ID's in the XML.
This means the more semantic their documents, the more the user is rewarded with a logical 'object manager'.
Because it's as simple as double clicking your object in the manager to rename it, users will be not only encouraged too name objects for

Better for Users

When making objects sensetive and insensetive, users shouldn't have to go deep into the dark pits of the XML editor to make objest sensetive again.