Break a line in Inkscape

I have a solid line in Inkscape and I want to insert a line break, say, in the middle. The reason is that I had a relatively complex figure generated as SVG, where I need to colour some lines in half.

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Disable snapping in Inkscape

I really like Inkscape and use it a lot for designing publication quality figures, conference posters and even presentation components. However, a feature that sometimes can just get on my nerves is the object snapping.
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I need to export gene coordinates and exon organisation as a figure. I have prepared the annotations in UniPro Ugene, which I have installed from SBo. A nice tool for graphical representation of such data is provided by the GenomeTools software. It can be easily installed from SBo, too. Read the rest of this entry »