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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

draw line arrows in inkscape

inkscape is a nice app for drawing vector figures. but when i tried today to draw a simple one, i couldn't even find the line arrow! fortunately google helps here: http://inkscape.gristle.org/2005-04-25.txt

it's too hard to access this little tiny corner of settings if you don't know!!!
1. draw a line first
2. make it selected
3. click "fill & stroke" dialog
4. in the tab "stoke style", there is arrow style for end markers for all kinda shapes.

hope it'll be useful for others.


  • Thanks!

    By Blogger Cory, at 11:35 PM  

  • thanks indeed, very helpful.

    btw, the text file reference above has now been archived:

    By Blogger tvtalkshowshigh, at 8:47 AM  

  • Thanks!! As you, I couldn't find it.

    By Blogger José Ignacio, at 1:20 AM  

  • ありがとうございました!

    By Blogger alibaba, at 10:45 PM  

  • thank you so much

    By Blogger Michael, at 8:35 PM  

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    By Blogger Michael, at 8:35 PM  

  • thanks. I couldn't find it either.

    By Blogger joseph, at 2:01 PM  

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    By Blogger joseph, at 2:01 PM  

  • Thank you very much!!! I couldn't find it.

    By Blogger Ana, at 11:35 AM  

  • definitely helpful.. :)

    By Blogger Nicolas, at 7:19 AM  

  • Also wanted to add my thanks for your tip -- I'm usually pretty good at figuring such things out, but this was a bit obscure! Many thanks.

    By Blogger SMV, at 2:31 PM  

  • Thanks!

    By Blogger Mohan K.V, at 5:30 PM  

  • the arrow is too big o_o
    how do i make it smaller?

    By Blogger musicGUYGUY, at 2:43 PM  

  • For some reason the beginning, middle, and end marker selectors are disabled for me. What gives?

    By Blogger Skavookie, at 10:25 AM  

  • Problem is, that's exactly where I would look for arrows that are an integral part of a line you have drawn. What you can't do in inkscape is add an arrow to an existing line (that someone else has drawn) in a location *you* choose. I often have to edit rubbish drawn by others with no drafting skills, so I *need* arbitrary editing: the highly-structured "you can have it where we say, or not at all" approach is not useful.

    By Blogger AngleBracket, at 8:22 AM  

  • Very helpful ,thanks.

    By Blogger Shige, at 4:32 AM  

  • Wow, over 4 years later and this post is still hugely useful. Thanks!

    By Blogger Brian, at 12:50 PM  

  • Thanks bro

    By Blogger abhishek, at 4:08 AM  

  • Thanks bro

    By Blogger abhishek, at 4:08 AM  

  • Thanks!

    By Blogger ironick, at 5:58 AM  

  • Thank you!

    By Blogger Davide Bellettini, at 9:01 AM  

  • really very useful.. after six years !!!

    By Blogger A B Sagar, at 2:06 AM  

  • Thank you.

    By Blogger Adam, at 6:17 PM  

  • Thanks!

    By Blogger snitt, at 10:01 AM  

  • This is really useful. Please do keep posting such subtle points whenever you discover. Thanks a lot!

    By Blogger kontikki, at 8:27 AM  

  • Thanks, this is really cool.
    However, i think there is a bug in inkscape! my background is black and my line is white, but inkscape draw the arrow heads in black!!! they should follow the line color, or at least provide away to change the color!

    am i doing something wrong?

    * using version: 0.48.1 r9760

    By Blogger Fahad Alduraibi, at 7:54 AM  

  • Just noticed how old this post is, however still useful.

    Anyway, i found the solution to the color problem. From inkscape itself after you set the markers (arrows or what ever) go and click on
    Extensions > Modify Path > Color Markers to Match Stroke

    that will fix the color.

    By Blogger Fahad Alduraibi, at 8:07 AM  

  • Again useful after 7 years! Thanks.

    By Blogger Prashanth Nuggehalli Srinivas, at 3:20 AM  

  • Thanks! :)

    By Blogger lionaneesh, at 9:05 PM  

  • thank you! very helpful (also the comments)

    By Blogger martina, at 4:54 AM  

  • Very helpful. Thanks! :)

    By Blogger Habsy, at 5:21 AM  

  • thanks

    By Blogger Tanvir Hussain, at 10:26 AM  

  • Thanks!

    By Blogger Людмил Филков, at 2:44 PM  

  • thanks!!!

    By Blogger Rakesh Pai R, at 9:34 PM  

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