NewDeal Hot Tip 1203
NewDraw Tips, Line Ends, Spirals and More
Lines created with the single straight line tool
squared-off ends. Polylines have curved ends. You can draw
a single curved-end line with the polyline tool, but you
can't draw a multi-section polyline with squared ends.
You can draw a pretty accurate spiral this way:
First set up a Grid and Snap To Grid of .25 inch. Using the
straight Polyline Tool
, click on
three sides of a square. The next click goes to the next
outer square and three sides around. Keep clicking around
in ever-widening squares.
When it is as big as you want, select all points except the
starting and ending points (hold CTRL key). Then, go to
Transform, Polyline, Make Curve Point(s) and click.
Eliminate the grid and enlarge or reduce the spiral line
as you wish. Then select the ending outer straight point by
itself and adjusted it out a little with Snap turned off for
Find the Horizontal Center
Here's a quick and easy way to find the horizontal center of
any NewDraw object:
That's it! You can use the pipe character as a guide to drawing
a vertical rule, positioning another object, or whatever!
When you're done, just delete it.
- Create a text box starting from the left edge of the
object and ending at the right edge of the object.
- Set text justification to center.
- Type the "pipe" character: | (a shifted backslash)
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Last Modified 2 Mar 1999