Inkscape includes commands to copy, paste, and delete objects. Commands of this type can be found in three places: Under the Edit menu (see below), in the Command Bar (Cut, Copy, Paste, and Duplicate), and in the pop-up menu when you Right Mouse Click over the canvas (Cut, Copy, Paste, Duplicate, and Delete).
Clipboard: Except for text, copying works via an internal clipboard (a place where a description of one or more objects are stored temporarily in memory). Thus, it is not possible to paste non-text objects between different instances of Inkscape or Inkscape and an external program. It is possible to paste between different drawings if they were opened via the same Inkscape process. Adding an object or group of objects (a selection) to the clipboard removes any previous selection stored in the clipboard.
The commands available under the Edit menu are:
→ (Alt+B): The selection is exported as a bitmap then pasted back into the drawing at the same place. The original objects remain unchanged. The exported bitmap is not stored in the SVG file.
New in v0.45:
The bitmap will have a resolution specified by one of the
following, in order of preference: a resolution specified in the
~/.inkscape/preferences.xml in the group
id="createbitmap" of the form: resolution="xx", a resolution used
for exporting the file to a bitmap, or the default bitmap
resolution of 90 dpi. In the last case, the pixels will be
snapped to the pixel grid.
Another method for copying objects, cloning, is discussed in the next section.
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