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July 31, 2019, 02:38:58 AM
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gks

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    I am using Inkscape 0.92. I am finding difficulty in making doing path operations ( Union, difference etc ) on text object after converting this into path. I have a video for this question..



Could you please provide an answer for this issue.

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July 31, 2019, 03:08:14 AM
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I can't tell for sure from the video.  Could you share the SVG file where you've tried this?

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July 31, 2019, 03:35:32 AM
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Please find attached svg file

Could you please describe how do you verify/analyse the issue that you found in this. I mean how to analyse the svg file.

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July 31, 2019, 06:02:35 AM
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Hello,

I think, the problem is because the N is a group.
And union, difference etc, doesn't work with group.

Solution : ungroup your N and retry, all will be ok.
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July 31, 2019, 06:40:23 AM
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Oh, I should have been able to figure this out with the video only.  I just missed it.  I haven't been using Inkscape as much for my personal use, as I usually do, or I would have caught the problem right away.

The problem is the that when you use Object to path, to convert text to path, it puts the text in a group.  So you either need to ungroup the text before you start the path operation.  Or instead of using Path menu > Object to path, you can use Path menu > Union, on the text alone, and that converts it to path without putting it in a group.  I know it's not a logical thought that that's what would happen.  It's just one of those Inkscape secrets.

There are several things I look at when I examine an SVG file for someone.  In this case, the video was obscuring the status bar, and I couldn't read it during the video.  I needed to see the actual SVG file, so I could see the status bar clearly.

Somtimes I use the XML Editor, to look at the code which is created by Inkscape automatically.  And sometimes I need the SVG file to be able to see the Fill and Stroke dialog.  Sometimes I need to see the Layers dialog.

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July 31, 2019, 05:26:23 PM
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Thanks for the help. Yes it works ...
BTW - how do we find out the object properties of any object we create ? ( whether it is a path or a curve or a text etc ). There is an object property dialog but that doesn't give much useful information.
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July 31, 2019, 05:54:41 PM
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Whenever something is selected with the Selection tool, the status bar tells you what kind of object it is.  The size of the object is shown in the control bar, in W and H fields.

The status bar gives all kinds of useful info.  It shows different info for whichever tool is enabled.  And not just the middle part of it, where the text is, is helpful.  The left side of the status bar shows you the fill and stroke and opacity info, for the selected object (although Opacity has been broken for the last few versions of Inkscape - hope they will fix it soon).  Also layer info is on the left side.  On the right side is the zoom info.
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