Click the Draw | Shape | Rectangle command to create a rectangle or square in the document.


Rectangle Properties

Rectangles contain two types of properties: line properties and fill properties. You can change these properties in the Property Manager.


Drawing a Rectangle

To draw a rectangle:

  1. Select the Draw | Shape | Rectangle command to enter drawing mode and begin drawing a rectangle.

  2. Press and hold the left mouse button at one corner of the rectangle.

  3. Drag the pointer to the opposite corner of the rectangle. The size of the rectangle appears in the status bar as it is drawn.

  4. Release the left mouse button when the rectangle is the preferred size and shape.

  5. Press the ESC key to exit drawing mode.


Drawing a Square

To draw a square, hold down the CTRL key while dragging the mouse to draw a square rather than a rectangle.


Drawing Tips



See Also

Line Properties

Fill Properties

Rounded Rectangle


Spline Polygon


Spline Polyline

Draw Tab Commands