Exploring the toolbox

The Corel DESIGNER toolbox shows the active tool and the available categories of tools in the upper area. The options symbol indicates that there are additional tools or options.

When you choose a tool, any additional tools or options appear in the options area at the bottom of the toolbox. When you choose a tool in the options area, it becomes the active tool.

For example, if you click the Curve tools button in the upper area, you see its associated tools in the options area. If you click the 2-point line tool in the options area, it becomes the active tool, and its icon appears on the Curve tools button in the upper area.

61 ^ You can use flyout menus instead of the options area. Click Tools > Options, click Toolbox in the Workspace list of categories, and enable Display tool groups as flyout menus.

The following table provides descriptions of the tools in the Corel DESIGNER toolbox.

Pick tool

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The Pick tool lets you select, size, skew, and rotate objects.

Shape tool

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The Shape tool lets you edit the shape of objects.

Curve tools

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The 2-point line tool lets you draw a straight two-point line segment.

The 3-point curve tool lets you draw a curve by defining the start, end, and center points.

The Multi-point line tool lets you draw lines and curves one segment at a time in preview mode.

The Bezier curve tool lets you draw curves one segment at a time.

The B-spline tool lets you draw curved lines by setting control points that shape the curve without breaking it into segments.

The Freehand curve tool lets you draw single line segments and curves.

The 2-point connector line tool lets you join two objects with a straight line segment.

The Multi-point connector line tool lets you join two objects with a multipointed line.

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The 2-point rectangle tool lets you draw a rectangle by dragging diagonally.

The 3-point rectangle tool lets you draw a rectangle by dragging to set the height and width.

Circle tools

The Center-point circle tool lets you draw a circle by specifying the center and a point on the circumference.

The Center-radius circle tool lets you draw a circle by specifying a value for the radius and then clicking where you want the center to be.

The 3-point circle tool lets you draw a circle by specifying three points on the circumference.

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The 2-point ellipse tool lets you draw an ellipse by dragging diagonally.

The 3-point ellipse tool lets you draw an ellipse by dragging the centerline and then specifying the width.

Polygon tool

The Center-point polygon tool lets you draw a polygon by dragging from the center to a point (vertex) on the polygon.

Text tool

The Text tool lets you add a line of text, create a paragraph text frame and type within it, or add text along a path if a curve is selected.

Dimension tools

The Horizontal or vertical dimension tool lets you draw horizontal or vertical dimension lines.

The Parallel dimension tool lets you draw slanted dimension lines.

The Angular dimension tool lets you draw angular dimension lines.

The Segment dimension tool lets you display the distance between end nodes in single or multiple segments.

The Radial dimension tool lets you display the radius of circles or circular arcs.

The Diameter dimension tool lets you display the diameter of circles or circular

Callout tools

The 1-leg callout tool lets you draw a callout with one leader line.

The 2-leg callout tool lets you draw a callout with a two-segment leader line.

The 3-leg callout tool lets you draw a callout with a three-segment leader line.

The Text source button lets you enter callout text interactively, from the Clipboard, from object properties, or incrementally:

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U| Clipboard text option

Object property text option

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Perfect Shapes™ tools

The Basic shapes tool lets you draw shapes such as triangles and parallelograms.

The Arrow shapes tool lets you draw arrows of various shapes.

The Flowchart shapes tool lets you draw several standard flowchart shapes.

The Miscellaneous shapes tool lets you draw ribbon objects and explosion shapes.

Linear pattern tools

The Linear pattern sprayer tool lets you draw chains, hoses, pipes, and similar objects.

The Linear pattern brush tool lets you apply brush strokes to a curve and create sweep arrows and similar objects.

The Linear pattern preset tool lets you draw curves using preset strokes.

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The Extrusion tool lets you give objects a three-dimensional look.

The Blend tool lets you blend one object into another through a series of intermediate shapes.

The Envelope tool lets you distort the shape of an object by applying an envelope to it and shaping the envelope.

The Transparency tool lets you apply a transparency to an object.

The Contour tool lets you create a series of concentric shapes radiating into, or out of, an object.

The Drop shadow tool lets you create the illusion of lighting in a two-dimensional drawing by adding a shadow to an object. You can adjust properties such as feathering, opacity, edge style, and color.

Deletion tools

The Virtual segment delete tool lets you delete portions of objects between intersecting lines.

The Eraser tool lets you erase portions of an object.

The Knife tool lets you break an object into separate objects.

Interactive fill tools

The Interactive fountain fill tool lets you apply fills to a selected object.

The Interactive mesh fill tool lets you apply a mesh fill to simple objects, curves, and bitmaps.

Eyedropper tools

The Eyedropper tool lets you select object properties, such as fill, line thickness, size, and effects, from an object on the drawing window.

The Paintbucket tool lets you fill an object with a color selected from another object using the Eyedropper tool.

Zoom tool

The Zoom tool lets you change the magnification level in the drawing window.

Pan tool

The Pan tool lets you control which part of the drawing is visible in the drawing window.

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