CuteDraw 2.0 Help System
In CuteDraw, a line can be an open straight line, a freeform line or arc, or a border around a closed shape, such as a rectangle.
You can format lines by clicking Line on the Shape menu and selecting the options you want, also can use Line Color on Format toolbar to set lines' color and fills.
Ways to format lines and arcs:
You can format shapes in your CuteDraw drawing by changing any or all of their attributes, such as line weight and pattern, fill color and pattern, and text formatting. For example, you might use fill color to make a drawing for a slide presentation more effective, or you might use line patterns to represent specific types of connections between shapes.
The type of formatting you can apply to a shape depends on whether the shape is open (open shape: A shape such as a line, arc, or zigzag. You can format an open shape with line patterns and ends, such as by changing a solid line to a dashed line and adding an arrow to one end.) or closed (closed shape: A shape that is surrounded by a continuous outline, such as a rectangle or circle. You can fill a closed shape with a color or a pattern.). For example:
Open shape formatting
For open shapes, such as arcs, you can change:
Closed shape formatting
For closed shapes, such as rectangles, you can change:
Shape formatting for multiple shapes
You can format several shapes at once by doing one of the following:
In CuteDraw shape formatting is also called shape style, shape style include follow setting:
Note Style does not include Text formatting.
Style is the best way to format shapes, just one click, a couple of new format settings will be applied on the shapes selected. You can modify the style to change the shapes' formatting or the default formatting, also can create your own styles or keeping the style you like permanently. Styles are listed in two tables:
One style may be used by more than one shapes, a style will be deleted automatically if no shape use it.
One shape may used more than one styles.
Some shapes in library have default styles applied, when you drag them to the page, the styles will be add to Styles in use, you can modify them.
Note You can also use Style in use to copy formatting from one shape to another.
Note You can also use Style in use to change the default formatting.
When you drag one shape from library or draw a new shape by using one of the following drawing or text tools, the new default formatting is applied to the shape: