Can't edit letters after converting to path...

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zionbalance
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Can't edit letters after converting to path...

Postby zionbalance » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:05 am

Greetings. I recently started using Inkscape and everything has been pretty straightforward and easy to figure out so far through trial and error or Google searches...but I'm having an issue today that I can't seem to fix. I'm basically trying to isolate the diagonal line from a capital N by deleting the vertical lines on the right and left side. I've converted it to a path but I can't erase any of it or apply the Difference command to it and a rectangle which would trim off the unwanted part. So I can't seem to alter it any way as if it's still a shape. Any ideas?

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Re: Can't edit letters after converting to path...

Postby Moini » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:54 am

Look into the status line at the bottom. What reason does it give for the operation not working?
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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druban
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Re: Can't edit letters after converting to path...

Postby druban » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:53 pm

Probably it's a group, try ungrouping it.
Use the node tool and select the segments to delete and you will be done much more quickly than the methods you are suggesting
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zionbalance
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Re: Can't edit letters after converting to path...

Postby zionbalance » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:14 am

Yeah it was because I hadn't ungrouped it..thanks!


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