enter image description hereWhen I select the text tool and click and drag the text appears flipped horizontally. I can solve it going to Object > Flip horizontal. But I would like to understand why does it happen from the beginning and how to solve it. I have gone to Preferences > Text and I do not see any way to solve it.

  • Without ever having used inkscape… are you dragging left-to-right or right-to-left when this happens?
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 30, 2020 at 14:51
  • @Tetsujin. I drag left to right. But on the other direction, the problem is the same
    – Nrc
    Jun 30, 2020 at 14:55
  • I am an Inkscape user, but I don't know what you mean at all. Why are you clicking and dragging the text, and what are you trying to achieve when this happens? Perhaps you could show a screenshot to show what is happening. It might help.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 30, 2020 at 15:48
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    Just in case, check if VIEW -> ORIENTATION -> FLIP HORIZONTAL is activated (inkscape 1.0).
    – Juancho
    Jun 30, 2020 at 18:16
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    You could update to 1.0, to get a stable supported Inkscape version. The Canvas orientation item should be there even in the beta. You can attach a file to your post when you edit it.
    – Moini
    Jul 2, 2020 at 21:42

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The only case when I see this behaviour while using Inkscape is when you have already entered some text, which you then grab and stretch horizontally. The text will flip once it moves beyond the midpoint of the textbox.

Is this what you mean to say.

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    Seems to me like thats working as intended
    – joojaa
    Jun 30, 2020 at 20:53
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    @sciencejedi. the problem hapens to me when I create new text from scratch. Not when I have already entered some text.
    – Nrc
    Jul 1, 2020 at 13:50
  • That is quite odd. Have you fixed it already? If yes, then we all would love to know what caused this. Thank you! Oct 29, 2020 at 8:48

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