Is there any way to change dynamic offset size other than using the handle? I'd like to be able to create uniform dynamic 5px outside of the original shape for multiple.

I'm looking for something similar to the Offset Path dialog box in illustrator.

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    I haven't found a numeric way to do that in Inkscape. Which is a bit of a bummer.
    – DA01
    Mar 7, 2012 at 20:56

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Inkscape does not yet have a GUI option to numerically input and modify the size of the offset. For now, you can easily adjust the offset numerically using the built-in XML Editor:

  1. Select the dynamic offset
  2. open menu 'Edit > XML Editor…'
  3. change the value of the attribute 'inkscape:radius' to the desired number of px
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    This works. Not extremely convenient, but I'm glad it's possible. Thanks!
    – dhulihan
    Mar 19, 2012 at 19:48
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    Thanks for introducing me to the XML Editor. As a web designer, I think it's awesome. I <3 Inkscape!
    – Robin
    Nov 22, 2014 at 5:28
  • I'm finding that the value entered and the offset created differ by a factor of 8X. Is this a bug or is there some offset multiplier I'm unaware of? Dec 22, 2020 at 17:05

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