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SMARTDRAW USER GUIDE: Fundamentals for New Users
HOW TO MODIFY LINES WITHIN A DIAGRAM
1 In the Work Area, select the appropriate symbol or line.
Note: To select multiple symbols or items, hold down the Shift key and click on the
items to select them.
2 In the Home tab, click Line.
3a In the Line menu, navigate to Thickness. Select the appropriate option.
Note: Select Customize. The Set Line or Border Thickness dialogue box appears
enabling you to select a Format or enter specific Parameters. Click OK.
3b In the Line menu, navigate to Dashes. Select the appropriate option.
Note: The Dashes Menu appears.
3c In the Line menu, navigate to Arrowheads. Select the appropriate option.
Note: The Arrowheads Menu only appears if line(s) are selected. Select Customize to
further define the type of arrowhead. Click OK.
The Line menu looks very similar to the Fill menu, but you’ll find we have a few additions at the top. We
have Thickness, Dashes, and (if only lines but no shapes are selected) Arrowheads. Use these submenus
to change the weight, styling, and arrowhead settings of the selected line(s) or shape(s).
You can apply shadows, reflections, glows, gloss, and more to items in the Work Area. Keep in mind, as
we stated earlier, changing the theme after applying an effect will override the effect, so do not apply
any effects until you are satisfied with the selected theme.
To apply an effect, click Effects in the Ribbon, position your cursor over one of the types of effect, and
then choose from the submenu that appears.