copy object properties and apply

Bug #172238 reported by Bug Importer on 2007-11-26
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Bug Description

object is selected, for example a rectangle, then click copy object
properties, then a dialogue opens asking which properties should be copied
(could be those tick boxes). These properties include those concerning that
specific object and those more general, like stroke and fill. Then you
click on ok/copy to copy the properties to a temporary location.
Later when you select an object you can apply the properties from one of
the temporary properties locations to that object. Either you can select
'All' which will try to apply all those saved to the new object(s) or
'Some' which you can then choose from the saved (and applicable)

if you try to apply properties to a rectangle that were taken from a
polygon, not all will be applicable unless the object is converted to a
polygon (which may be an option), otherwise only the communal properties
are applied. Likewise when coying properties if more than one object is
selected, communal properties may be chosen.

notice also that secondary properties may be selectable, for example object
aspect ratio, centre position, average colour... etc....


This is a valid request and a good feature for some new developer to start contribution with.

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2010-01-18
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Low → Wishlist
tags: added: clipboard
Sancho (sanchog) wrote :

That's a good improvement. I'm wondering to find this in future releases.

Like in other vectorial graphics (Autocad) you can copy the properties from one object to another.

The common method to do it is:
  1- Choose the origin object.
  2- Click the icon "Copy object properties".
  3- Choose the objects to assign properties.

A extra optional menú to choose wich properties could be a usefull idea, to make it more versatile.

Congratulations for the program. You are making a great job.

Joël Schaerer (joel-schaerer) wrote :

I'd just like to say this would be a very nice improvement to inkscape.

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