Apologies all – I was looking for a way to (easily) enter a distance between objects textually (like Align, but with specified distance like 1 cm); I had apparently found a post about something like that, but for Illustrator, did not notice that difference, and started looking for “Distribute Horizontal Space” in Inkscape, even if it was never there — and stumbled upon the below link… So, this question resulted from that error, and I’ll try to reformulate it:
Using Inkscape 1.0.2-2 (e86c870879, 2021-01-15) on Windows 10, and I’m looking for a way to specify horizontal or vertical distance between edges of bounding boxes of objects textually; basically, like Align, but with also with numeric offset distance.
I found something similar here – apparently in Adobe Illustrator, there is something called “Distribute Horizontal Space” Horizontally distribute along path :
… click the Distribute Horizontal Space button on the Align Panel …
I made the mistake of interpreting the above screenshot as one from Inkscape, but if one compares the Align panel from Inkscape, there is no such function:
Is there something like Adobe Illustrator’s “Distribute Horizontal Space” in Inkscape 1.0.2 – and if so, how do I get to it?
If you want exact numeric spacing you can use the Remove Overlaps feature in Inkscape’s Align and Distribute panel. Note that the objects don’t actually have to overlap, despite the name.
Here’s an example