Each of the drawing tools has to be activated before any drawing or text can take place. This is done by placing the cursor on the drawing tool window and clicking on the mouse button.
This tool is used to select, drag, change patterns and resize objects. To select an object, place the cursor on the object and click the mouse button. To select multiple objects, click above and to the left of the objects (and hold down the mouse button) while draging a rectangle around the objects, then release the mouse button. The objects are selected when surrounded by small black squares. To resize an object, click and drag on one of the black squares. To drag an object, click (and hold down the mouse button) on the selected object and drag it to the desired location.
This tool is used to enter or edit text. To enter new text, click on the screen where you want the text, then start typing. Fonts, font sizes and font styles can be changed via the “Style” or “Fonts” main menu. To edit existing text, click on the text you wish to edit, then move the cursor to the desired location.
This tool is used to draw a straight line. Click and drag to create the desired line length.
Square Tool/Filled Square Tool
These tools are used to enter squares. Click and drag to create the desired square. The filled square will be filled with the current pattern menu choice.
Round Square Tool/Filled Round SquareTool
These tools are used to enter squares with rounded corners. Click and drag to create the desired square. The filled square will be filled with the current pattern menu choice.
Ellipse Tool/Filled Ellipse Tool
These tools allow you to create ellipse and circles. Click and drag to create the desired ellipse. The filled ellipse will be filled with the current pattern menu choice.
This tool is used to draw an arc. To create an arc, click (and hold down the mouse button) then drag. The curve will be drawn as you drag.
This tool allows lines or pictures to be drawn on the screen. To create a drawing, click (and hold down the mouse button) then drag. A line will be drawn under the crosshair as you drag. You can continue drawing at a new location by following the same procedure.
Polygon Tool/Filled Polygon Tool
These tools allow you to create polygons with line segments. Click on the first point and move to the next point. Keep clicking on the desired points until you have the polygon, then double click to complete the polygon or click on the first point. The filled polygon will be filled with the current pattern menu.
Line Width Menu
Click on the desired line width before creating the drawing. You can change the line width of an existing drawing by selecting the Arrow/Selection Tool, then selecting the drawing, then changing the line width.
The current pattern is shown in the large square on the left hand side of the pattern menu. Click on the desired pattern before creating a filled drawing and it will be filled with that pattern. To change the pattern of an already existing drawing, select the drawing, then change the current pattern. The drawing will then be filled with the desired pattern.