Custom lines

To create a custom line

  1. Choose the Smart Shape tool icon. The Smart Shape Palette appears.
  2. OPTION+click the Custom Line tool icon. The Smart Line Selection dialog box appears.
  3. Click Create. The Smart Line Designer dialog box appears.
  4. Select a Line Style from the Style pop-up menu. This determines whether your Smart Shape will be a character, or a solid or dashed line.
  5. If you’ve selected line, you can set the thickness, and the dash settings for a dashed line. If you’ve selected a character, such as in the case of a glissando, you can change the character, font, and set the vertical offset from a baseline.
  6. Set the line adjustments for the start and end of the line, arrowheads, hooks, or related text.
  7. Click OK.

To place a custom line

  1. Choose the Smart Shape tool icon. The Smart Shape Palette appears.
  2. Choose the Custom Line tool icon.
  3. Double-click where you want the line to begin; on the second click, hold the button down and drag diagonally. Release the mouse when the line has the length and angle you want.

To change which custom line is assigned to the palette icon

  1. OPTION-click the Custom Line tool .
  2. Select the Smart Shape to be used when clicking the Custom Line tool. You can also click edit to edit the currently select Smart Line, or click Create to define a new one.
  3. Click OK.