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 pleasant as possible, you may find it helpful to add different colours or text to the shapes.
This can now be done more easily than ever!
In the taskbar, you can find a button that will display all available shapes. There currently are only a circle and square, but we will be adding many more in the future. It will be especially convenient to find all shapes under one button.
How do you get started?
1. Move your mouse over the 'shapes' icon
2. Click the shape you wish to use.
You now have two options in making a shape:
3.a. Click the shape and subsequently the canvas. A standard size of the shape will automatically be placed. You can then edit it according to your needs.
3.b. Click on the shape and draw your own size by dragging it. This allows you to directly determine its size.
4. Adjust the colour as desired
You can do this by clicking the bucket icon and subsequently selecting a colour. We strive to offer colours that make the shapes form a whole, yet still stand out from each other.
5. Add text to free shapes
With free shapes, you can also add text. To add text, it is important that you click exactly in the middle of the shape. Another way to do this is to select the shape and press F2. A text line will now appear.
Advantage: It's not needed to create a separate text box and place it on your shape.
When moving the shape, your text will now move along with it.
6. You can align the text to any desired location in the box
You can do this by clicking the right mouse button on the shape itself. Simply 'let go' of your text and use the right mouse button to click the shape.