updated on 05 May 2021 | reading time: 4 minutes

Tools & Menus

Edit menu

Within the Edit Menu (1), you can find options to edit pretty much everything from objects to document settings.

Let’s go over them very quickly:

  1. Undo (2)/Redo(3) recent action to go back in time and adjust your workflow
  2. Cut(4)/Copy(5) ( / CTRL + X and / CTRL + C respectively) an object
  3. Paste(6) has its own submenu
  1. Paste(1) ( / CTRL + V)
  2. Paste in place(2) ( / SHIFT + / CTRL + V)
  3. Paste inside selection(3) gives you a clipping mask of a pasted object
  4. Paste a style(4) (F4) allows you to copy appearance attributes, such as fill, stroke, and effects to the selected object.
  1. Duplicate (8) ( / CTRL + D) to create a copy of an object
  2. Delete(7) ( / BACKSPACE or Delete) to get rid of an object
  3. Edit Selection(9) to bring up the Subselect Tool
  4. Select/Deselect all(10)( / CTRL + A and / CTRL + / SHIFT + A respectively) and Invert Selection(11) ( / CTRL + I) are pretty self explanatory
  5. Select by Font Type (12) selects all textual elements with the same typeface in the entire document
  6. Settings…(13) brings up the document settings panel where you can adjust global options


In the Settings Panel, you can change settings across all of the documents.

1. Highlight on hover: When this option is active, it gives you a red outline around an object you are hovering over with the Pointer, Subselect or Lasso Tool.

2. Auto expand layers: When this option is active it opens the Layer’s folder on the layer panel every time you select an object or a group of objects within this layer.

3. Enable auto-save: Enable or disable the auto-save function, available for Cloud files. At the dropdown on the right, choose the time interval at which the auto-save is activated to save your file progress.

4. Auto-save – Warning for unsaved/local files: When this option is enabled, a warning is shown for files not yet saved to the Cloud, or saved locally, reminding the user about Auto-save.

5. Enable Beta version: Use the Beta version of Gravit Desginer.

6. Change the Theme of Gravit Designer: This drop-down menu allows you to set a theme:

a) Light Theme ( default )

b) Dark Theme

  • Left-aligned icons in the toolbar: This option, when active, pushes the Toolbar(2) to the left close to the Save and Undo/Redo icons(1).

7. Save the Text layers as paths: If the font is missing on your system, Gravit would give two options :

a) Replace Fonts(1) with those available

b) Keep Font (2) to convert the font into the path (only if the option is active)

Latter helps to save the appearance(2) of the textual elements, but not the textual attributes, such as editability(1), font size, font-weight, etc.

8. Rounding: This option, when active gives you a text field (1) to set a number of decimals in the object’s position, size values, etc.

9. Disable warning messages of unsupported features: Not every effect produced by Gravit Designer could be exported to .SVG file format. Unsupported effects would be rasterized. You can disable working messages of the unsupported effects.

10. Outline fonts on EPS import: If the messages of missing fonts do really annoy you, you can turn this option on and convert all of the missing fonts into the outlines on EPS import.

11. Disable notifications: Toggle this option to stop receiving email notifications from updates on shared files such as new comments and replies. Notifications can be enabled or disabled for each file individually, independent of this Settings option, on the file’s Comments panel.

12. Disable changing values in numeric input fields with dragging: Toggle quick changing (scrubbing) values when hovering on input fields. If you didn’t find this behavior useful you can disable it here.

13. Create a backup copy of files: If enabled, for every file you save or export, a hidden backup copy will be created automatically. The backup file has .back extension and it is marked as hidden. You can toggle this behavior here.

Note: This is your safety net if you work with heavy files and something goes wrong during the save/export process. We recommend that you keep this option enabled.
This option is available only on the desktop version of Gravit Designer.