Inserting objects

Generally, a document contains a number of various objects.

The following types of objects can be inserted into a document:

Inserting a Text object

To insert a Text object into a document:

  1. Click the Text item in the Insert menu or on the Objects toolbar.
  2. Left-click the document area for a top left insertion point.
  3. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify the right bottom point of the object.
  4. Release the mouse button to accept the location.
  5. Double-click a text object to edit its text in-situ. See Editing a text property for more info.
  6. To edit object properties, use the Properties Editor. See Editing object properties for more info.

 Tip: An alternative way to insert a text object into the document is to paste any text from clipboard, or Drag-n-Drop the .txt file into the application. See Using the clipboard for more info.

Inserting an Arc Text, a Circle Text, a Perspective Text, a Wave Text object

To insert an Arc Text a Circle Text, a Perspective Text, a Wave Text object into a document:

  1. Click the Text item in the Insert menu or on the Objects toolbar.
  2. Left-click the document area for a top left insertion point.
  3. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify the right bottom point of the object.
  4. Release the mouse button to accept the location.
  5. Double-click a text object to edit its text in-situ. See Editing a text property for more info.
  6. To edit object properties, use the Properties Editor. See Editing object properties for more info.

Inserting an Image object

To insert an Image or a Clipart object into a document:

  1. Click the Image or Clipart item in the Insert menu or on the Objects toolbar.
  2. In the Open Image dialog box, specify the image. See Opening an image for more info.

     Note: The application supports both raster image formats (bmp, jpg, gif, png) and vector (wmf, emf) files.

  3. Left-click the document area for a top left insertion point.
  4. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify the right bottom point of the object.
  5. Release the mouse button to accept the location.
  6. To edit object properties, use the Properties Editor. See Editing object properties for more info.

 Tip: An alternative way to insert an image object into a document is to paste any image from the clipboard, or Drag-n-Drop the .txt file into the application. See Using the clipboard for more info.

Inserting a Line object

To insert a Line object into a document:

  1. Click the Line item in the Insert menu or on the Objects toolbar.
  2. Left-click the document area to insert the first line point.
  3. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify the opposite point of the object.
  4. Release the mouse button to accept the location.
  5. To edit object properties, use the Properties Editor. See Editing object properties for more info.

Inserting a Rectangle, a Rounded Rectangle, an Ellipse object

To insert a Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, or an Ellipse object into a document:

  1. Click the Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, or Ellipse item in the Insert menu or on the Objects toolbar.
  2. Left-click the document area for a top left insertion point.
  3. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify the right bottom point of the object.
  4. To edit object properties, use the Properties Editor. See Editing object properties for more info.

Inserting a FreeHand object

To insert a FreeHand object into a document:

  1. Click the FreeHand item in the Insert menu or on the Objects toolbar.
  2. Left-click the document area to insert the first point of a curve.
  3. Drag the cursor across the document area to specify a curve.
  4. Release the mouse button to end drawing a curve.
  5. To add additional curves repeat steps 2-4.
  6. Press the Enter key to quit the editing mode.
  7. To edit object properties, use the Properties Editor. See Editing object properties for more info.

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