[Ipe-discuss] ipe features

Johan Ingvast ingvast at md.kth.se
Mon Jan 23 16:36:48 CET 2006

Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:

>> Try "Set origin" (Snap menu)
> I am not sure how this works. I click in Set Origin and nothing happens.
> If  I scale the object after clicking in Set Origin, it doesn't scale it 
> about its center.
Well it does not work from the menue if you select it with the mouse, cause when 
selected it uses the mouse position to set the origin. You need to hit F1 or 
whatever your shortcut is.
You really should learn how to work with the snap features. For me it is one of 
the largest reasons for using IPE.
>> This can already be done using "Set origin", but it's not very 
>> comfortable.  Should Shift-Middle mouse be used for this restriction? 
>> Should the edit-path interface be changed entirely (with buttons for 
>> various modes)?
> For me a change of the interface would be ideal. However, I understand 
> that it is perhaps too radical so Shift-Middle would be really fine.
I'll say it again, I think all movements, points or whatever, should obey the 
"automatic angular snap" rule. It would be consistent with the rest of the ipe 
functionality and would not need another mode.


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