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Chapter 11. Lines > To create or edit dashes or stripes:

To create or edit dashes or stripes:

1.
Choose Edit menu > Dashes & Stripes.

2.
To create a new style, choose New: Dash or Stripe , then type a name.

or

To edit an existing style, double-click it. Or click on its name, then click Edit.

or

To create a new dash or stripe style based on an existing style, click Duplicate, then change the name.

3.
Press and drag in the ruler, then press and drag again in another part of the ruler to create more dash or stripe segments . Note the Preview. (Five is the maximum for dashes.)

To move a dash or a stripe, drag inside it with the hand cursor.

To shorten or lengthen a dash or widen or narrow a stripe, drag either of its arrows.

To remove a stripe, drag either of its arrows up or down off the ruler or drag the stripe itself right or left off the ruler. To remove a dash, drag either of its arrows right or left off the ruler or drag the dash itself up or down off the ruler.

If you want to specify the distance between dashes, enter a number in the Repeats Every field . The higher the Repeats Every value, the further apart the dashes will be. If you choose "times width" from the Repeats Every drop-down menu, dash segments will spread to fit the dimensions of the line or frame to which that style is applied. If you choose "points" from the same drop-down menu, segments will maintain the same spacing no matter what.

Create a dash or stripe segment by entering the ruler % position where you want it to start in the Segments: Position field, then click Add.

4.
Choose a Miter style for the corners of a frame or a multi-segment line: Pointed, rounded, or beveled

5.
For dashes, you can choose a different Endcap style for the shape of the ends of the dash segments . To enlarge the preview so you can see a closeup of how the endcap style looks, drag the Preview slider upward

6.
Optional: Check the Stretch to Corners box to force the frame design to fit symmetrically around the corners of any box to which it is applied

7.
Click OK or press Enter.

8.
Click Save.

Tip

To remove a dash or stripe style, click on it, click Delete, respond to the prompt, if it appears, then click OK.



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