Drawing a line in Inkscape

In Inkscape, it is not at all intuitive to do the simplest task: drawing a straight line.

The key is double clicking when at the second point of the line (otherwise, nothing will be drawn).


  1. Select the Bezier drawing tool. In later versions of Inkscape there is also a help text for this tool that indicates that it can be used to draw straight lines.
  2. Left click for the first point of the line.
  3. Drag to the position of the second point of the line.
  4. Double click.