Chapter 2. Setting Up Stencils 9
Rearranging Shapes in a Stencil
To rearrange shapes in a stencil, click the More Shapes button
to bring up the Stencils and Shapes dialog box. You can only move shapes around in
stencils with this dialog box displayed. Just drag the shapes to move them around in
the stencil. There is no way to rearrange the order of the stencil names, short of
deleting them and adding them in a certain order.
Making a Custom Stencil
To make a custom stencil, first click the More Shapes button
The Stencils and Shapes dialog box shown in Figure 2-2 will appear. Click New
Custom Stencil at the top of the list of stencils and then click the Add Stencil button.
You will be asked to give your stencil a name. Now you can add shapes and lines to
your stencil. If you want a circle in your custom stencil, click the Circles stencil and
drag a circle from the right side of the Stencils and Shapes dialog box to your new
stencil on the left of the RFFlow window. You can add any of the RFFlow shapes to
your new stencil. You can also add clip art from the Windows Clipboard or from files.
The shapes can be rearranged in your custom stencil by dragging them to a new
position. Click Close in the Stencils and Shapes dialog box when you have loaded all
the shapes and lines you need.
Pasting Clip Art into an RFFlow Stencil
If you want to include a clip art picture in RFFlow from another Windows application,
first copy the artwork to the Windows Clipboard in the other application. This is
usually done by selecting the picture and clicking Edit and Copy. Now, if you want
the picture to be part of your chart, and don’t need to use it over and over, you can just
paste it into your chart. Simply click Edit and Paste in RFFlow. However, if you are
going to use the picture often, you should put it into a stencil. First click on the
stencil's name to make it the selected stencil. Then click the More Shapes button
. The Stencils and Shapes dialog box shown in Figure 2-2 will
appear. Double-click Clipboard Contents. Finally, click Bitmap, Metafile Picture,
or Text, depending on which form you want the Clipboard data. The clip art will
show up in the right side of the Stencils and Shapes dialog box. Drag it into your
stencil on the left of the RFFlow window. Figure 2-4 shows where the clip art will
appear and where you will drag it.