Convert part of path to standalone path

I have several paths that appear to be connected even though there is no connection between them:

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I would like to split the letter e apart from the path. I found an answer suggesting the use of Break apart option. But that causes the letter inner parts to be all black:

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So how do I remove existing path fragment, that is not connected to the rest, so that it doesn’t break and looks just like before? How do I turn selected part of line to standalone line?


  • mark your text “ep”
  • select node toolbar (1)
  • transform to path (2)
  • ungroup (3)

done. Now you can manipulate the e-Shape individually.
That’s all.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Tomáš Zato – Reinstate Monica , Answer Author : user unknown

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