Using the Extension Pattern Along Path from Inkscape, I am trying to have a scatter plot effect by distributing small rectangles along a path. Inkscape is achieving this except that the rectangle is broken at the upper left corner as shown in the attached figure:

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Is there a way to overcome this?

  • I just tried this using as pattern a rectangle (created with the rectangle tool) that I transformed into a path with Path > Object to Path. I did not have the same problem. Same with creating the rectangle using the bézier tool (but I did pay attention to close it). How did you create the rectangle?
    – bartovan
    Commented Oct 15, 2015 at 17:21
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    My bad. I didn't convert first to a path ! I first thought that one of the elements has to be a path, but actually, even rectangles, circles ...have to be converted to a path Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 7:33

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If the rectangle you use as pattern is a path, this problem does not occur. You can draw a rectangle (with the rectangle tool) and then convert it to path (Path > Object to Path) or you can draw the rectangle with the bézier tool (making sure it is properly closed).

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