can not draw shapes; can't see shape nor fill

Asked by Russ on 2016-09-05

I am new with Inkscape. The above is a bit over whelming for me to search for the exact situation that I'm struggling with. For all I know it might be cockpit error. When I try to draw a shape I do not see any solid lines, just dashes. No fill, No outline. It started when I attempted to draw a 3D box and couldn't per this condition.

Russ Sivey

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2016-09-05
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

Hi Russ,

sorry about the spam, launchpad has quite some difficulties with it.

You're right about the cockpit error - in this case, it's the pilot who still needs to learn how to fly with Inkscape ;-)
The objects you are creating are just transparent.

But you're not the first one with this problem. In fact, it's so common that Inkscape Community member Brynn has written a whole article about it:

http://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php?action=articles;sa=view;article=18

It's explaining it better than I could do here, so please head over to find a solution to your specific case :)

Kind Regards,
 Maren

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