You may want to create and add shapes on your canvas in addition to objects. For example, think of a square or circle that allows you to group objects together or indicate something other than an existing object.
To make working with different shapes as easy as possible, you may find it helpful to add different colors or text to shapes.
In the taskbar, you can find a button to open available free shapes. By clicking the button, you can see all free shapes sorted by category.
1. Move your mouse over the shapes icon.
2. Click the shape you want to use. Now you have two options to add a shape to the canvas:
3a. Click the shape and subsequently click somewhere on the canvas.
A standard size of the shape will automatically be placed. You can then edit it according to your needs.
3b. Click the shape and draw your own size by dragging it. This allows you to directly determine its size.
4. Adjust the color as desired
To do this, click the bucket icon and subsequently select a color. We strive to offer colors that make the shapes form a whole, yet still stand out from each other.
5. Add text to free shapes
You can also add text to a free shape. To add text, you must click exactly in the middle of the shape. Another way to do this is to select the shape and press F2. A text line now appears.
Tip: One advantage of adding text to a free shape itself (rather than using a separate text box) is that when moving the free shape your text moves along with it.
6. Align the text within the free shape
You can choose how to align the text by right-clicking the shape itself. If you are still editing the text, first 'let go' of your text and right-click the shape. This action will show a menu with alignment options.