Hello Inkscape List,

Thanks for a wonderful program. I have a fairly simple question which I can't figure out from internet searching. I am making a diagram and I would like to have a box in the upper left hand corner of the drawing show an enlarge portion of my drawing.

1) Is there an easy way to do this? By easy I mean if there an option for a box that limits graphic to inside the box... kind of .svg within an .svg?

2) If not and I have to do it manually, then I will relate my other problem right now. I was going to do this manually by drawing a rectangle then simply copy/paste the necessary items into my box to manually create the enlarged area. But for some reason whenever, I try to draw rectangle I get nothing but a box of dashed lines that disappears as soon as I don't click on it. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?

Anyways thanks alot in advance. I am running Ubuntu 8.10