There are some really good aspects of the drawing tools Containers and Restrictors
which will allow you to produce drag and drop quizzes.
But overall it is clunky and it is easier to draw using Words drawing editor which also follows
drawing conventions more closely.
So if you are doing this at home as prep you may find it easier to draw in Word, group and
copy the finished object over to the flipchart.
Still it works…These tips will work in most drawing packages including Freehand, Corel and
Words little editor.
Rather than drawing a silly little shape here, toward the end of the document I’ll create a
series of activities that hopefully you’ll be able to adapt to your own subject matter.
But here are some tips for drawing you may find useful.
Once you finish usi
ng a tool press the select tool to deselect else you’ll keep applying that
Check the line thickness, Default is 4, too thick for me. Choose a thinner one after
you choose the tool clicking the smallest nib size on the tool box.
It remembers that for the session.
Fill: If you choose a shape then a fill is already applied mine was orange, I would
Click the paint pot (fill) and choose a colour (white!) and click the shape the contents
will change colour if you want the border to change colour as well click the borderline.
Nudge: once drawn objects may need positioning a little and using the mouse or the
pen can be hard, so select the object and use the arrow keys to nudge into position.
Selecting Objects: all items on the page are objects
Tap them singly with the pen or click with the mouse the handles will appear.
Selecting multiple objects: to select more than one object drag the highlighting
canvas to cover or part cover the objects.
Nb This drawing program requires you just to touch the object with the canvas so if you
don’t want to include a line don’t include it at all.
Some drawing programs require the reverse you have to include everything, miss a bit,
and it won’t be copied. Words Drawing tool is like that.
Translucency Allows Objects to show through, useful on a Venn Diagram where you
want to be able to see the intersection, rather than one circle hiding the other.
Two very important areas are Ordering, Layers and Grouping.
See next two pages
Select Design Mode Click Blue icon top right, glows red in design view)
Before you start editing enter design mode, this over rides any locking or object
restrictions so that you can freely move and edit objects. When finished editing, exit