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The Shapes menu lists the available geometric shapes that you can draw in the layout. When you pick one, the cursor changes to indicate which kind of shape you will create. Simply press and hold down the left mouse button, while dragging the mouse so that the desired shape is created.
You can then manipulate this shape just like text or logos, using the graphical control points or the numberic values. However, there is one minor difference: You cannot simply click anywhere in the boundary of the shape, to select you must click one of the lines or arcs to select this shape for further manipulation.
The available Shape tools are as follows:
The first four are simple and create the expected shape:
These three have additional features and their own property bar:
Note: Use Alt when dragging a rectangle to force modal mode and keep the tool active after creating a rectangle, if the modal tool option is not enabled in Options, Tools.
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