Remove lines from a double-lined path to become a single-lined path


I' quite new to Inkscape and came across something that I don't quite understand.

I made two simple paths. I tried filling them both, but as it appears, one of the two paths has double lines. This causes the fill to have an effect more similar to a stroke.

single line

This is my "normal" path.

double line

And this is the path in question. I have no idea how it became this way. Is there any way to revert it to a single line?

This is a link to the file, in case that could help.

9/2/2014 3:28:00 PM

Accepted Answer

What happened is most probably that you used Stroke to Path on the double path.

As you paths were rather thin, you can recover a good approximation of the original path quite easily:

  1. Select the “double path”.
  2. Use Path → Break Apart. You should now have two almost identical shapes.
  3. Delete one of the shapes.
  4. Make the remaining shape an outline shape instead of a filled shape, for example as follows:

    1. Select a “normal” path.
    2. Copy.
    3. Select the shape.
    4. Paste Style.
9/3/2014 8:38:00 AM