[Ipe-discuss] Turning a trapezoid into a rectangle

Zhengdao Wang zhengdao at iastate.edu
Wed Sep 23 18:41:23 CEST 2015

There is an ipelet


that may be helpful.


-----Original Message-----
> From: Pierre Ganty <pierre.ganty at imdea.org>
> Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:50:39 +0200
> To: ipe-discuss at lists.science.uu.nl
> Subject: [Ipe-discuss] Turning a trapezoid into a rectangle
> I often run into the following issue.
> I want to put a box around a figure or piece of text and so I draw a
> rectangle around it.
> Eventually I make slight changes to the box content and I need to resize
> the rectangle.
> Option 1 is to scale and translate the rectangle but it might require
> several iterations before getting it right.
> Option 2 is to edit the rectangle and use the grid but the result might be
> too coarse
> Typically, I start to edit the rectangle by moving its corners around.
> So I move from a rectangle to a trapezoid (moving one of the corner).
> However then I do not find how to move back to a rectangle even when I use
> the snap to axis features.
> I guess there is an easy (meaning better than option 1 and 2) way to do
> this but I just don't see how.
> Cheers,
> Pierre.

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