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Chapter 5. Complex Shapes > Polygons and Stars

Polygons and Stars

A polygon is a multisided closed figure. The simplest form of polygon is a triangle: a three-sided object. CorelDraw 10 enables you to create polygons with as many as 500 sides. A star is just a special instance of a polygon. Once you've a drawn polygon, you can easily change it into a star and vice versa.

To create a polygon:

1.
Select the Polygon Tool from the Object flyout in the toolbox (see Figure 5.1) or press.

The pointer changes to a cross-hair with a tiny polygon attached to it.

2.
On the property bar, click the Polygon icon and specify the desired number of sides in the Number of Points On Polygon text box (Figure 5.3).

Figure 5.3. Before or after drawing a polygon or star, you can set or change its options on the property bar.


3.
To create the polygon, click and drag diagonally.

When you release the mouse button, nodes appear around the object's perimeter and the object is selected (Figure 5.4).

Figure 5.4. This is a selected polygon with seven sides.



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