The Convert to Curves operation is not limited to geometric shapes. You can also convert text to curves too.
To convert a shape to curves:
- Select the shape with either the Move or the Node Tool.
- Do one of the following:
- Click Convert to Curves on the context toolbar.
- From the Layer menu, select Convert to Curves.
The shape is now made from curves. Segments and nodes can be modified by double-clicking with the Node Tool.