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Flow-Chart Connectors
3. Click another location to place the next point. A line appears between the two
points. Repeat this step as needed to create more points.
4. End the shape:
For an open shape, double-click where you want to place the fi nal point.
For a closed shape, click the start point again as the fi nal point.
You can fi ne-tune a freeform shape by adjusting its points. You can also convert existing
shapes to freeform ones that you can then adjust point by point.
See the section “Editing a Shape’s Points” in this chapter for more information about shape editing.
Flow-Chart Connectors
Flow-chart shapes are just ordinary shapes that happen to correspond to those used in
standard fl ow charts.
To experiment with fl ow-chart connectors, draw a couple of shapes (any closed shapes) and
then draw a straight line or an elbow connector between them. As you move the mouse
pointer over the edge of the fi rst shape, certain points on the shape, like the corners, show
small markers, indicating they are valid attachment points for the line. Click to anchor one
end of the line there. Drag to draw the line to the other shape, and when the mouse pointer
gets there, small gray squares on that shape’s border appear to show its valid attachment
points. Finish dragging the line to one of those points to complete the connection. When
you move one of the shapes, the connector line moves as needed to keep the connection.
When there is a completed connection between two shapes, both ends of the line show
green circles when the line is connected, as in Figure 9.3. When one end is disconnected
from a shape, that end of the line appears with a plain white square on its endpoint, rather
than a green circle.
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FIGURE 9.3
Connectors have green circles on the ends when they are connected.
 
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