Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Handling Lines, Arrows, and Connectors
Changing the length and position of a line or arrow
To change anything about a line or arrow, start by clicking to select it. You can
tell when a line has been selected because square selection handles appear at
either end. Follow these instructions to move a line or adjust its length or angle:
Changing the angle of a line: Drag a selection handle up, down, or
sideways. You can see where your line will be when you release the
mouse button.
Changing the length: Drag a selection handle away from or toward the
opposite selection handle.
Changing the position: Move the pointer over the line itself and click
when you see the four-headed arrow. Then drag the line to a new location.
Changing the appearance of
a line, arrow, or connector
What a line looks like is a matter of its color, its weight (how wide it is), its
dash status (it can be filled out or dashed), and its cap (its ends can be
rounded, square, or flat). To change the appearance of a line, start by
selecting it, going to the (Drawing Tools) Format tab, and opening the drop-down
list on the Shape Outline button (this button is in the Shape Styles group).
As shown in Figure 4-3, you see a drop-down list with commands for
handling the appearance of lines, arrows, and connectors:
Figure 4-3:
Change the
appearance
of lines on
the Shape
Outline
dropdown list
and Format
Shape task
pane.
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