Getting in Shapes

You can use shapes—not just what you think of as geometric or freeform shapes, but also lines and arrows—to enhance a document and make it more cluttered… I mean, understandable. And let that be a lesson: it’s easy to slip from understandability to clutter. So, don’t get carried away. Toward that end, I shall avoid getting carried away in my coverage, which is difficult because working with shapes is so creatively satisfying.

In this chapter, I’ll show you how to add shapes to your sheet and format them, and then how to do Basic Shape Editing; that’s followed by an introduction to Advanced Shape Editing. Finally, we’ll pay special attention to the options for creating arrows (and other endpoints) for lines in All about Arrows ...

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