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Chapter 12. Lines > Modifying lines

Modifying lines

To change the width of a line using the keyboard:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Click a line (Bézier or other).

3.
Press Cmd-Option-Shift->/Ctrl-Alt-Shift-> to widen the line, or press the < key to reduce the line width in 1-point increments. (Omit the Option/Alt key to change the line width to preset increments (Hairline, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, or 12 pt).

or

Press Cmd-Shift-\/Ctrl-Shift-\. The Line Width field in Item > Modify > Line will highlight automatically. Enter the desired width (you don't have to type the “pt”), then click OK.

To restyle a line using the Measurements palette:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Click a line (Bézier or other).

3.
Do any of the following on the Measurements palette:

Enter a Width value (.001–864 pt.) or choose a preset width from the pop-up menu -.

Arrowhead styles

These are a few sample line widths. A Hairline prints as .125 pt. on a PostScript imagesetter.


A line is selected.

Its width is increased.

A new style is applied.

An arrowhead is added.


Choose from the Style pop-up menu. (To create custom line styles, see pages 223224.)

Choose an arrowhead from the rightmost pop-up menu .

A Bézier line with an arrow endcap and a gap color of 10% black



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