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Straight or Curved Lines
Straight or Curved Lines
The drawing tools include several types of lines, as shown in Figure 9.2. Here are some tips
for using some of the line tools:
FIGURE 9.2
Line tools
Straight
elbow
Curve
Scribble
Straight
lines
Curved
connectors
Freeform
Straight line. Click the start point and then click the endpoint. The line is now
complete and the tool turns off. You can also draw lines with arrows at one or both
ends.
Straight (elbow) connector. Click and hold at the start point, and then drag to the
endpoint. You can adjust the position of the elbow by dragging the yellow diamond
in the center. If you click and release at the start point, a default size connector
appears, which you can then move or resize. You can also draw lines with arrows at
one or both ends.
Curved connector. Click and hold at the start point, and then drag to the end-
point. Click a second time to complete the line. You can adjust the shape of the
curve by dragging the yellow diamond in the center. If you click and release at the
start point, a default size connector appears, which you can then move or resize.
You can also draw lines with arrows at one or both ends.
Curve. This is a freeform, multisegment curve. Click the start point, click again to
create a second point, and then click again to create more points. Between points,
drag the mouse pointer to adjust the curve. When you are fi nished, double-click
the mouse.
Scribble. This is a freeform line. Hold down the mouse button and drag to draw;
release the mouse button to fi nish.
Freeform Shapes
The Freeform tool is in the Lines group (Figure 9.2), but it actually draws shapes consisting
of multiple straight-line segments. It enables you to draw each line segment one by one,
with the mouse pointer functioning as a pencil. To use this tool, follow these steps:
1. Open the Shapes palette and click the Freeform button.
2. Click to place the start point, and then release the mouse button.
 
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