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In all directions: The Line module

Here you will find all the functions for creating and editing lines, arrows, curves and corners.

Lines are the simplest, but perhaps the most important graphic element in a document. They are used to separate tables into lines and columns, to separate headers and footnotes from text, and to give structure and dynamics to a layout. As arrows, they draw attention to important text passages. Try and imagine the page without lines: Uninteresting and underwhelming. Lines therefore surpass all other design elements in giving full freedom to your creativity.

Calamus offers you the ability to exploit your creativity with line frames. Unlike text, raster graphic or vector graphic frames, line frames obtain their contents as soon as you create them. There is no need to import anything, since the frame cannot hold anything else apart from one line.

The Line module gives you the ability to control the appearance of these lines. This includes the line's direction, type, colour, fill pattern, thickness or width, shadow and style, as well as the appearance of its ends. There are four Line module function groups: Two for line type; one to set the fill pattern, colour, thickness, style and line-ends; and one to set the shadow values.

When you click on a line frame, the frame's current settings will appear in the current Line function group. To change the appearance of the line in the line frame, simply click on one of the icons or edit the appropriate number field. After each click, Calamus will display the line with its new setting immediately.

If no line frame is selected at present, any change in line settings will apply to the next line frame created.

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Last updated on June 24, 2015

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