Scratchpad cloningtutorial

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This is a tutorial scratchpad. When this tutorial gets to a level of "completeness" it will be converted into DocBook XML format and commited to SVN.

If you edit or add anything, feel free to add your name to the authors list, so you get credit where credit is due!

Translating this tutorial

Please do not translate this tutorial yet, it is still in the early stages of development and will be modified drastically. Translations can be done once it has been migrated to SVN.


Please upload images in SVG format. If you use text in the illustrations, don't split sentences or phrases into multiple text objects, as this will make a proper translation impossible. Use a flowtext area and leave enough overflow room for languages which require more space to express the same thing. If appropriate, center the text. Please also start your images in the top left corner; don't leave space until the page border.


the automatically generated PNG thumbs are not working properly on this wiki right now, so just provide a link to the uploaded SVG on the wiki. Try to keep the naming of the images similar, but don't worry too much about the image numbering order, that can be resolved later.


Cloning and Tile Clones





Clones provide a way dupicating an object, yet keeping the object's style and shape linked so that any changes to the original are reflected in all the clones.

For example, take the following two stars: the one on the left is the original, the one on the right is the clone. Try selecting the original, and changing the amount of corners on the star or the fill color.

Now both the original and the clone would have changed instantly when you altered the original. Here is the result of adding 5 more corners and changing the fill color to the original:

If attempts are made to change the clone, it will not work, as the clone is still linked to the original.

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