This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes.
However, while I found instructions for converting a shape to a path, I did not find any instructions for the reverse operation.
How can I convert a path to a shape, so I can perform a union?
Edit: For clarification, this is the svg I am trying to trace the outside boundary of.
Update: I first ungrouped, and then did
Object to Path. When I subsequently try to perform
Path->Union, I get the error
One of the objects is not a path. Cannot perform boolean operation.
Update2: It turned out I had nested groups. After ungrouping the nested groups, I was able to do a
Path -> Union. However, this operation had the effect of simply destroying my image and leaving nothing, which was not the intended effect.