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I’m on build 0.47+devel r9541. I’m not seeing the same behavior. I’m snapping two squares together with the bounding box snap. No overlapping. It seems to behave as it should. Have you tried turning off all snap options and one by one flipping them on to see what works? Maybe if snapping isn’t working then you could opt to use Align and Distribute instead.
Snapping seems to work fine for me on 0.47. You should make sure you’ve got snapping enabled along with ‘snap bounding box corners’ and ‘snap to edges’. For some reason you have to have the corners setting enabled to enable the ‘edges’. Doesn’t make sense to me. But here’s a screenshot of what I mean: http://imagebin.ca/view/XU6mkdZa.html
Of course you might have done all this and still it doesn’t work right. In that case I’m probably not much help (as usual). 😉
You guys rock, thanks!
The problem was that I was going into my Inkscape preferences only… I was too blind to see that the snap buttons were there all along. That screenshot really helped. I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Muchos, muchos gracias!
I’m a bit late to this tutorial but was wondering if you could still help me?
I can’t get the perspective text to work at the end. I write my text, do object to path then select the shape and text and do perspective. It comes up with a message that says the text is not a path but a group. Looking at it again, when I make the text a path it becomes a group of 4 objects (as my text is “2012”).
I’m using 0.48.2, any help on this would be useful, thanks.
They changed some things since version 0.47. Now you have to convert text to path, ungroup, and the combine all of the letters back into one single path again before you use perspective. Should work like a charm after that.
If your text gets rotated after applying the perspective effect then you may have started your bezier path from some other point than the lower left position. If you rotate or flip your path and then apply your effect you will get different results. Start with lower left, upper left, upper right, lower right, and then close the path.
As for something getting blown off to the side, I’m not sure what is going on there. I just tried this in version 0.48.3.1 (win7) and it works great…just like it should.