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Chapter 5. Complex Shapes > Drawing Grids

Drawing Grids

If you want to create an object that looks something like graph paper or a spreadsheet grid, you can use the new Graph Paper Tool.

1.
Select the Graph Paper tool from the Object toolbox flyout (Figure 5.14).

Figure 5.14. Select the Graph Paper Tool from the Object toolbox flyout.


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

2.
In the property bar text boxes, specify the number of columns and rows for the grid (Figure 5.15).

Figure 5.15. Set the number of columns and rows in these property bar text boxes.


3.
To draw the grid, click and drag.

Release the mouse button when the grid is completed. The grid is selected (Figure 5.16).

Figure 5.16. A finished, selected grid with five columns and four rows.



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