## [Inkscape-user] Beginner question: How do I get rid of pie segment in ellipse

 [Inkscape-user] Beginner question: How do I get rid of pie segment in ellipse From: John Culleton - 2010-02-24 23:10:38 ```I have two objects, a circle and an ellipse, which together make a cartoonish human eye. But there is a black line from the center to the edge for both objects. I understand that this is a pie segment in the circle/ellipse. No matter how I move the little circles on the edge I can't get rid of this line. If I move too far the entire shape disappears. Move back a tiny increment and there is the line again. To put it another way, how do I create either shape without having any pie slice at all? Just a pure circle or ellipse. I have three books on Inkscape but none of them seem to cover this problem. Inkscape 47 on Slackware 13 Liinux. -- John Culleton "Create Book Covers with Scribus" Printable E-book 38 pages \$5.95 http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html ```

 [Inkscape-user] Beginner question: How do I get rid of pie segment in ellipse From: John Culleton - 2010-02-24 23:10:38 ```I have two objects, a circle and an ellipse, which together make a cartoonish human eye. But there is a black line from the center to the edge for both objects. I understand that this is a pie segment in the circle/ellipse. No matter how I move the little circles on the edge I can't get rid of this line. If I move too far the entire shape disappears. Move back a tiny increment and there is the line again. To put it another way, how do I create either shape without having any pie slice at all? Just a pure circle or ellipse. I have three books on Inkscape but none of them seem to cover this problem. Inkscape 47 on Slackware 13 Liinux. -- John Culleton "Create Book Covers with Scribus" Printable E-book 38 pages \$5.95 http://www.booklocker.com/books/4055.html ```
 Re: [Inkscape-user] Beginner question: How do I get rid of pie segment in ellipse From: Shawn H Corey - 2010-02-24 23:36:18 ```John Culleton wrote: > I have two objects, a circle and an ellipse, which together make a cartoonish > human eye. But there is a black line from the center to the edge for both > objects. I understand that this is a pie segment in the circle/ellipse. No > matter how I move the little circles on the edge I can't get rid of this line. > If I move too far the entire shape disappears. Move back a tiny increment and > there is the line again. > > To put it another way, how do I create either shape without having any pie > slice at all? Just a pure circle or ellipse. I have three books on Inkscape > but none of them seem to cover this problem. > > Inkscape 47 on Slackware 13 Liinux. Select the circle or ellipse. Change to the Ellipse Tool. At the top, in the Tools Control Bar, click on the right most control, the one that looks like a full circle. This will reset the arc to an ellipse. See http://en.flossmanuals.net/bin/view/Inkscape/EllipseTool -- Just my 0.00000002 million dollars worth, Shawn Programming is as much about organization and communication as it is about coding. I like Perl; it's the only language where you can bless your thingy. Eliminate software piracy: use only FLOSS. ```