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I'm trying to cut a path with a horizontal line to split it into two pieces. I have added the line, selected the path, then the line and then chose Path > Cut Path.

I'm expecting a horizontal cut, but I'm seeing a diagonal one. Why is that?

  • before the cut:

Before the cut

  • after the cut:

After cutting

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I'm unable to reproduce this on Inkscape 0.48. This is the behavior I observe:

Before:
Screenshot of path before cutting

After:
Screenshot of path after cutting

Notice how the new end nodes are created exactly along the vertical line, just as they should be.

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I managed to solve this by using a rectangle and divide function instead. – ipavlic Jun 11 '14 at 10:00

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