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I'm new to Inkscape and have probably a simple question, BUT -- let's say I have an oddly shaped path that's filled with a color; I now want to remove a section (also oddly shaped) from inside that filled area. How do I go about that? I tried making a new path and filling that with yellow (the background color), but when I go to print it, it prints the full filled path, and then tries to print over it in yellow (I am printing 1 color at a time on an EggBot... all sorts of new adventure for me here). Any help is much appreciated!

  • The issue is you're filling the area with color rather than deleting/clearing the selected area. You essentially want the inside selection to be transparent, otherwise it will print on top. – Hanna Mar 23 '16 at 20:34
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    A screenshot would help to explain... – Paolo Gibellini Mar 24 '16 at 14:22
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  • Mark the outer path.
  • Hold shift.
  • Mark the inner path.
  • Select Path, difference.

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