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If I have a simple shape like this one in Inkscape

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how can I make one segment vertical or horizontal to get to this result?

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Here is a similar question for Illustrator: Making a Shape Edge Vertical in Illustrator – JohnB Sep 7 '13 at 16:34
move the bottom left corner? – Scott Sep 7 '13 at 18:37
I solved my problem with guide lines and snap to cusp nodes/snap to guides. But I had hoped, there was a simpler way to make lines vertical or horizontal. – leviathan Sep 9 '13 at 19:32

You could also select the top left and bottom left node, then align them using the Align and distribute dialogue. Then do the same with bottom left and bottom right nodes.

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