|4 Object types|
Ipe supports five different types of objects that can be placed on a page, namely path objects (which includes all objects with a stroked contour and filled interior, such as (poly)lines, polygons, splines, splinegons, circles and ellipses, circular and elliptic arcs, and rectangles), text objects, image objects, group objects, and reference objects (which means that a symbol is used at a certain spot on the page).
Path and text objects are created by clicking the left mouse button somewhere on the canvas using the correct Ipe mode. Group objects are created using the Group function in the Edit menu. Image objects are added to the document using Insert image in the File menu. Reference objects can be created either using mark mode, or using the Symbols ipelet.