It took me a few minutes to figure this out (again), so I figured I’d try to record exactly what I did in case anyone else ran across this problem. If this is too much over an overlap with another topic I didn’t find, I’ll delete it.
First, I have a logo that is comprised of overlapping filled regions, what I see is this:
If I click the object, I see only part of it selected, so I click the other side, which gives me something that looks like this:
If I disable fill, enable stroke, and set the stroke style to 0.1 thickness, I see this:
what i want is a combined object, with a single outline (removing the tail of the “e” and the intersecting part of the lower left ‘y’.
Click on the “Edit paths by nodes (F2)” icon on the left"
Then shift click each of the two outlines, and you should see this:
And then select “path” from the menubar, and pick the “union” entry. The result should look like this:
Hope that helps…