I would like to resize the page interactively in Inkscape, either with the mouse or with a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible?

If it were not possible, could this potentially be a desirable feature, or are there good practical reasons not to implement it?

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    Welcome on GD.SE, mgarort. Can you be more specific, please? I don't know if is it proper to talk about canvas in SVG, are you perhaps referring to the page size? See this question and also this. Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 9:24
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    Draw a rectangle, then hit Shift+Ctrl+R, which will fit the page to the selection.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 12:33
  • Thank you for your answer.Yes, I mean page size. I was picturing something more along the lines of dragging the corners of the page, but resizing to selection as explained in the links provided also works. Thanks!
    – mgarort
    Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 12:34
  • There's nothing in Inkscape that allows you to click and drag the page itself. You need to draw a rectangle, then hit the shortcut. Obviously you could resize the rectangle by clicking and dragging, but then you'd need to use the shortcut again to fit the page to it.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 12:40
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    So, basically the answer to your question is no, but there's a workaround. As to whether being able to click and drag the page would be helpful, I guess so, but the workaround is rather easy anyway. I could see this being useful if Inkscape had multipage support, but it doesn't, and neither does the SVG format.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Feb 25, 2021 at 12:46


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