Breaking polygons into paths in Inkscape
Is there anyway to break up a polygon into paths? Actually what I want to do is to change the colour and dash of certain sides of the polygon, but that seems like the straight forward way. I can't seem to make this work. I know I could draw the polygon from scratch but that seems tedious given that there exists a polygon drawing tool...
Indeed, it does require a few steps:
- Select the polygon
- Execute the menu command
Paths->Object to path
- Select the Node tool (F2)
- Select the polygon's nodes at the vertices with Shift + click
- Click on the "Break path at selected nodes" button
- execute the menu command
Path->break Apart(ctrl + shift + k)
There you are, just unselect the objects, and you can now select the
lines individually. You probably will want to make use of
Objects->group to stick
the lines together in the polygon after you are done.