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Chapter 8. Make a Simple Drawing > Now draw a silly little house

Now draw a silly little house

The tools are pretty easy to use, aren't they? Below are a few guidelines to help you use them. The trick to creating something fun in a drawing program (as in life) is to be creative with what you have.

  • Keep checking to see which tool is selected. As soon as you draw something, AppleWorks switches back to the pointer tool.

  • If you need to select an object and it's not getting handles when you click on it, check to make sure you have the pointer tool.

  • No matter what patterns or colors are currently in the borders or the fills of any object, you can always change them.

  • Make sure you have the right palette when you try to change a border (line) or a fill.

  • Experiment with the text tool. Choose it, click on the page, and type. Edit the text just like you did in the word processor. The Font, Size, and Style menus (AppleWorks 5) or the Text menu (AppleWorks 6) only appear after you have selected the text tool and clicked on the page!


    These are the text tools.


  • Select any object and send it behind the other objects, or bring it in front: select the object, then use the Arrange menu.


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