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Creating Shapes

All of the shapes may be drawn freehand.

  1. Select the desired shape tool.
  2. Click and drag the cursor in the design area.

    1. Click...

    2. ...and drag.

    The rectangle and arrow shown above are for illustrative purposes only; they are not displayed while you create a shape.

    For some shapes, hold Shift and Ctrl (command in Macintosh) and drag to affect the shape's creation.

  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Adjust the shape's properties in DesignCentral.

    To add another shape with the same size, click again in the design area.

See Also

Working with Shapes

Holding Shift or Ctrl While Creating Rectangles and Ovals

Editing Shapes Using DesignCentral

Editing Shapes Using Control Points