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I'm working with an icon set where some icons have "holes" that are created by setting a white object over a dark one.
For my purposes, I want these areas to be actually transparent, so I think I need to cut out the inner shape from the outer shape.

As an example:
The white circle in the image below looks like a transparent area since it has the color of the background. It's actually just filled white.
If I were to make it transparent, you'd just see black.
What's the way to make this area transparent without changing the structure?

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  1. Select both the black shape, and the white shape.

  2. Do Path > Difference

  3. If you want to see the transparency/checkerboard do File > Document Properties, and select the "Checkerboard Background" option. The object is still transparent whether you switch on the Checkerboard or not.

Result

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You can also use the command combine from the path menu as shown: enter image description herecreate the two shapes;

enter image description here Put the circle behind the square; enter image description here select both the shapes enter image description here use combine from the path menu

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