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How do you draw an arrow like this in Inkscape? I tried:

  1. draw a line
  2. add an arrow to the end
  3. make the whole thing wider
  4. convert it to a path

and then played around with stroke and fill but nothing happened (using Inkscape on a Mac and it seems rather buggy), or actually - something happened - the same thing happened independently of if I used stroke or fill - the empty space in the arrow was filled.

(In the end I want to make a hollow object with arrows pointing in the same direction in both ends, something like >->)

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Draw the parts separately, align and combine to union:

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Have all point snaps on, no other snaps!

  1. Draw a rectangle.

  2. Draw a triangle with the pen; it needs only 4 clicks; the 4th closes the triangle.

  3. Drag the rectangle wider and lower, place it at the left side of the triangle (it snaps in the middle)

  4. Combine (=Path > Union)

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Here's one method.

Enable the grid, snap to grid, and add some guides.

Then draw the arrow with the Bézier tool

Example

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