How to remove a portion of a closed object, to turn it into an open object?
I would like to remove (like in cut away) a circular portion from a rectangle, leaving an open object. Tried using the Path > Difference tool, but it results in a closed object.
Attached image (screen shot from Inkscape, edited in MS-Paint so looks bit crude), explains what I am trying to achieve.
You probably just have to "convert path to object" (
Ctrl-Alt-C) before the substraction.
Note that I have already accepted an answer (that was short and simple), but I am adding this answer to explain/elaborate the alternative method proposed by @IlmariKaronen, visually s.t. newbies (like me), find it easier to comprehend. I am certain that this method can be useful and productive in few scenarios... All credits due to him.