I want to convert a line element to an object in Inkscape and add a stroke to this object without fill. How can I do that?

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Increase your stroke width to the wanted element width

Convert your stroke to a path

Give a new, narrower stroke to your new object and remove its fill. Ready.

See the following cartoon:

1 = the original stroke

2 = the wide stroke

3 = converted to path, the fill is removed, selected a narrow stroke

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  • Which command do you use to go from 2 to 3?
    – Ole Tange
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 13:17
  • @OleTange Several substeps: 3.1)Path > Stroke to Path . Then In Fill & Stroke panel 3.2) Remove fill color 3.3) Select stroke color 3.4) Select a proper, narrow enough stroke width in the style tab.
    – user82991
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 13:33

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