how do I outline a text with another color without doing it freehand?

Asked by kim fuller on 2017-04-16

How do I outline a text with another color without doind it freehand?

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TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #1

Maybe you have seen this?

"More powerful is the Fill and Stroke dialog from the Object menu (or press Shift+Ctrl+F)...

The Fill tab lets you edit the fill (interior) of the selected object(s). Using the buttons just below the tab, you can select types of fill, including no fill (the button with the X), flat color fill, as well as linear or radial gradients...

Using the Stroke paint tab, you can remove the stroke (outline) of the object, or assign any color or transparency to it..."

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

Hi Kim,

you can either use the different outset/offset methods available from the Path menu (, or you can (if using Inkscape 0.92 or 0.92.1) use the stroke for this. Make it wide, then change the paint order as in this screenshot:

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