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Chapter 12. Lines > To shorten or lengthen a line manually:

To shorten or lengthen a line manually:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

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You can use a non-printing line to create an offbeat text shape . Click a line, bring it to the front, choose Item > Modify, click the Line tab, check Suppress Printout, click the Runaround tab, choose Type: Item, then specify an Outset value.


2.
Select a line.

3.
Drag an endpoint to lengthen or shorten the line . Option-Shift-drag/Alt-Shift-drag to preserve the line's angle as you change its length.

Figure 2. Drag an endpoint to resize a line.



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