The problem has been corrected for my drawing, but not sure about what was corrected:

I selected my segments and converted them to a path with Ctrl-K, then applied Outset, with the results of an inside and outside line, both deviating from the original path in strange ways.
I did more experimentation, selecting segments then converting to path, then Simplifying the path before adding Outset resulted with same inside & outside offset lines.  More experimenting in this vein had similar results.

Only after the object was initially created as one single path, with 'z' connector at the end, did the Outset become a proper exact copy 36px (~1cm) outside of the object.

Not sure about all the issues involved here, it's just nice to know for the moment which hammer was required to achieve the desired result.
Later maybe a smaller hammer will do.

- Susan




Message: 4
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:37:33 -0500
From: Susan Spencer <susan.spencer@gmail.com>
Subject: [Inkscape-user] Inkscape 4.8 outset/inset behavior
To: inkscape-user@lists.sourceforge.net
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In trying to add a  1cm seam allowance outside a pattern drawn with Inkscape
4.8, :
1. the Outset is shaped properly, has the correct width, but it is
positioned *over* the path, half in and half out, instead of being placed
100% outside of the path.  Is this the intended behavior?
2. The outset doesn't inherit the properties of the path selected, it has a
'fill' by default. I have to select the edit object icon, and set fill to
'x' and stroke to solid.  Is there a way to cause the 'Outset' path to
inherit the selected path's properties?
3. When I select 'Inset' on the same path,just as a test to see what
happens, I get a very small tight grouping of points that have no apparent
relationship to my pattern shape. I don't really need 'Inset' at the moment,
just thought I'd mention it.

I'm new to Inkscape, so perhaps there is something that I am missing.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Susan
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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 18:52:25 -0400
From: John Culleton <john@wexfordpress.com>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] Precompiled versions of 0.48
To: Inkscape User Community <inkscape-user@lists.sourceforge.net>
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On Friday 27 August 2010 12:22:55 Frank Murphy wrote:
> On 27/08/10 14:41, John Culleton wrote:
> > I am hitting a brick wall on compiling 0.48 on my Slackware Linux
> > system. Is a compiled Linux version 0.48.0 available in Debian
> > repositories? In rpm form?
>
> Try these for rpms:
> http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?stat=3&search=inkscape&srodzaj=3
>
> As I presume it is an rpm for your slack you need?

Yes. As stated before I am having zero luck with compiling from
source. I'll try the rpm. Slack has an rpm decoding program.
--
John Culleton
Wexford Press
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
Printable E-book 38 pages $5.95
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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 04:20:15 +0200
From: maledetto@online.de
Subject: [Inkscape-user] is one svg document per document enough?
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hello

sorry if you already discussed this...

i was thinking about how to simulate pages with svg capabilities and
inkscape features. i am also in the need to create text forms that are
empty by default and don't shrink to the size of the input. i also
understand that svg has no rules to solve these problems and probably
never will, but...

is svg meant to solve higher order layout problems or is a tool like
inkscape wrong if it only bases on one svg document per document/file?
what would w3c say to this? do they think that multiple pages in a
document are to be defined as multiple svg documents in one xml
document? are text forms to be programmed with python or javascript or
should one integrate other standards like xhtml or xforms?

what do you think?

maledetto <maledetto@online.de>



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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 23:13:07 -0400
From: "Kyle Reynolds" <kyle@canvasfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] is one svg document per document enough?
To: "Inkscape User Community" <inkscape-user@lists.sourceforge.net>
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I always felt that svg, with multiple pages would be great as a replacement for other multi page layout formats (more secure than pdf, more easily manipulatable than doc), but I'm sure there are many implementation details of both of those formats that I am neglecting that are irreplaceable to the academic and business applications that may have special uses for them.

Inkscape's broader purpose is as a drawing program, so mixing both drawing and text document editing into a single application would muddle the interface and functionality.


kyle m. reynolds (mac os x, c++)
canvas foundation, designer (yukikito)
class of 2014, school of electrical engineering and computer science (university of central florida)
On Aug 28, 2010 10:23 PM, maledetto@online.de &lt;maledetto@online.de&gt; wrote:

hello



sorry if you already discussed this...



i was thinking about how to simulate pages with svg capabilities and

inkscape features. i am also in the need to create text forms that are

empty by default and don't shrink to the size of the input. i also

understand that svg has no rules to solve these problems and probably

never will, but...



is svg meant to solve higher order layout problems or is a tool like

inkscape wrong if it only bases on one svg document per document/file?

what would w3c say to this? do they think that multiple pages in a

document are to be defined as multiple svg documents in one xml

document? are text forms to be programmed with python or javascript or

should one integrate other standards like xhtml or xforms?



what do you think?



maledetto &lt;maledetto@online.de&gt;



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