rectangles don't have bounding boxes like tutorials

Asked by Edward Ingram on 2017-05-22

I noticed that my rectangles don't have black bounding boxes. I have gone through all the edit preferences and don't find bounding boxes.
using Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10 pro.

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Edward,

This image demonstrates the difference between bounding box and stroke:
https://framadrive.org/s/fhtxrZrQfy74AZS

if you mean strokes (which are just colored lines along the outside of an object), then you can set them either by using the Fill+Stroke dialog (open by either clicking on the icon for it, or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F), or by Shift-clicking on a color in the palette.

To change the stroke's width, you can either right-click on the width indicator in the status line (bottom left), or you can set it in the third tab of the Fill and Stroke dialog.

The 'bounding box' is a concept that describes the width and height of objects on the canvas. When an object is selected, it usually has a thin, black dashed line around it, which indicates the object's maximal dimensions in x and y direction.

If it is really the bounding box that isn't displayed, you probably have disabled that in the settings:
https://framadrive.org/s/wcRwOGQgHM6h1bN

Let me know if this solves your problem.

Kind Regards,
 Maren

Edward Ingram (eingram25) said : #2

Yes, stroke is what I meant.
That answered my question and brought up another.
I attempted to reset the stroke width by right clicking on the lower left
and selecting edit stroke.
I set width to 1.00 but it didn't change when I clicked enter and then drew
another rectangle.

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 7:47 AM, Hachmann <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #633558 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/633558
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Hachmann proposed the following answer:
> Hi Edward,
>
>
> This image demonstrates the difference between bounding box and stroke:
> https://framadrive.org/s/fhtxrZrQfy74AZS
>
> if you mean strokes (which are just colored lines along the outside of
> an object), then you can set them either by using the Fill+Stroke dialog
> (open by either clicking on the icon for it, or by pressing
> Ctrl+Shift+F), or by Shift-clicking on a color in the palette.
>
> To change the stroke's width, you can either right-click on the width
> indicator in the status line (bottom left), or you can set it in the
> third tab of the Fill and Stroke dialog.
>
> The 'bounding box' is a concept that describes the width and height of
> objects on the canvas. When an object is selected, it usually has a
> thin, black dashed line around it, which indicates the object's maximal
> dimensions in x and y direction.
>
> If it is really the bounding box that isn't displayed, you probably have
> disabled that in the settings:
> https://framadrive.org/s/wcRwOGQgHM6h1bN
>
> Let me know if this solves your problem.
>
> Kind Regards,
> Maren
>
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Edward Ingram (eingram25) said : #3

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

Hi Edward,

you can set the rectangle tool's preferences to 'use last style' or to use a preset style. Style includes color of fill, stroke, stroke width and a couple more things.
Double-click on the rectangle tool icon to access them.

Kind Regards,
 Maren