The Line Properties section in the Property Manager controls the line properties for the selected object in the project. Polyline properties are used in polylines, polygons, rectangles, and circles.
Click the Tools | Project Settings command or click the button to open the Project Settings dialog. The Line Properties page controls the default line properties.
Set the Line Properties for the selected
object in the Property Manager.
The Style is the manner in which a line is drawn. Click on the existing line style to open the line style palette. Click on a style to use it for the selected line. Both simple and complex lines can be selected from the list. To create a custom simple line style, click the Custom button at the bottom of the list. The Custom Line dialog allows you to create new line styles.
The Color is the color of the line. Click the existing color sample next to Color to open the color palette. Click on a color in the palette to use it for the selected line. Click the Custom button at the bottom of the palette to open the Colors dialog and create custom color.
The Width controls how thick a line appears. To change the line Width, highlight the existing value and type a new number. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change. Alternatively, click the to increase or decrease the thickness of the line. The line Width is a value from 0.0 to 0.5 inches (0.0 to 1.27 cm). A width of zero is one pixel wide. Values are in page coordinates.
The Opacity controls the transparency of the line. To change the Opacity, highlight the existing value and type a new value. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change. Alternatively, click on the to increase or decrease the opacity value. Opacity values are between 0% (zero opacity, full transparency) to 100% (full opacity, zero transparency).
The ends of the lines can have arrowheads on them. The Start Style is placed at the first vertex of the line. The End Style is placed at the last vertex of a line. Not all lines can have arrowheads. For example, the line surrounding a rectangle does not support arrowheads.
The Scale determines the size of the arrowhead. A larger Scale creates a larger arrow. To change the scale of the arrowheads, highlight the existing value and type a new value. Alternatively, click the to increase or decrease the scale. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change.