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Use this to automatically create vertical and horizontal lines when vector editing.
Show Dotted Line when Selecting an Object
Draw a dotted line as the left button is down when selecting an object. This can help in knowing which object is being clicked on.
Snap to Grid
Turn this on to snap objects to the grid.
Snap to Guides
Turn this on to snap objects and vectors to the guidelines.
Allow Auto Grouping
This will automatically create a group when you draw a box around some graphics. This is how the program worked before version 6, where we added support for selections, which are basically temporary groups.
Use Original Single Level Grouping Style
Check this to use the original single level grouping style, which does not use a nested grouping approach.
Marquee w/Shift Selects Vectors
This means that when you are editing vectors, and you hold down shift while drawing a box around vectors, they will be deleted. With this unchecked, they will be selected instead of deleted.
Convert Arcs to Beziers for EMF
This option, when checked, tells the program to convert all arcs to bezier curves when: 1) copying a design to the clipboard in the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format, and 2) exporting a design to the Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format. When unchecked, all arcs are converted to short lines.
Draw Clip Groups with Dotted Lines
This option lets you choose to have the software draw dotted lines when a group with a clipping path is selected. This can make it easier to see objects in the group that can sometimes be invisible due to clipping.
Create History Log File
This option will log the actions to a file, which can help in tracking down problems in the software. Turning this off will just reduce the disk activity when using the program and save some disk space.
Make Selection/group by Intersecting with Object (otherwise by enclosing)
This option means that when you draw a box to select graphics, you only have to intersect with an object for it to be included in the selection or group. Unchecked, you have to completely enclose all objects that are being selected or grouped.
Select by Clicking within Bounding Box
This option determines whether the program considers a click within the bounding box of a graphic when determining if it has been selected. With this unchecked, you have to select within a filled graphic or on the edge of a graphic to select it.
This value refers to the amount of distance an object or vector will be moved when using the arrow keys to "nudge" an object a precise amount instead of using the mouse. Check the In Pixels box to make the software interpret the value in pixels instead of inches/mms.
Many tools use a delayed update scheme to achieve both a responsive operation and full color display. The delay in milliseconds used in these tools can be adjusted to suite your preferences, with this option. 1000 milliseconds equals 1 second. The default is 250 or ? second.
Show alignment with Hollow Handles
This option will draw the alignment indicators with hollow (white) handles instead of filled/black.
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