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Ellipses

ellipseup.pngTo construct an ellipse, select the ellipse tool either by clicking on the ellipse button or by selecting Tools->Ellipse (Ctrl-E).

Use the primary mouse button to click on the centre point of the ellipse, and then move (not drag) the mouse until the ellipse has reached the desired dimension, and click or press the Enter key to complete the path. If you want to create a circle, I recommend that you first lock the grid or use the Navigate->Go To menu item.

Note that this function is just a shortcut to using the closed curve function. Once the ellipse is created, it is simply another closed path, and can be edited in exactly the same way.

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