Documentation/OOoAuthors User Manual/Draw Guide/Curves
Note: Up to version 2.3 of OOo, hovering the mouse over this icon gives a tool tip of Curve. If you convert the icon to a floating toolbar, however, the title is Lines, as shown in Figure 10. This is rather confusing but is expected to be corrected in a future version.
If you move the mouse cursor over one of the icons, a tooltip pops up with a description of the function. For a more detailed description of the handling of Bézier curves (curves and filled curves), see Chapter 10 (Advanced Drawing Techniques).
- Polygons: Draw the first line from the start point with the left mouse button held down. As soon as you release the mouse button, a first corner point is drawn and you can move the mouse to see how the second line will look. Every mouse click sets another corner point. A double-click ends the drawing. A filled polygon automatically joins the last point to the first point to close off the figure and fill it with the current standard fill color. A polygon without filling will not be closed at the end of the drawing.
- Polygon 450: Just as with ordinary polygons, these will be formed from lines but with angles of 45 or 90 degrees between them.
- Freeform line: With this tool you can draw just like with a pencil. Press and hold the left mouse button and move the mouse. It is not necessary to end the drawing with a double-click. Just release the mouse button and the drawing is completed. If you have selected the Freeform line – filled, the end point is joined automatically to the start point and the object is filled with the appropriate color.
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