To change the position of dimension text

• Select the dimension text with the Pick tool and drag it to a new location. The dimension line changes accordingly.

Drawing Connector lines and Flow lines

The Connector Line and Flow Line tools let you dynamically connect two objects with a line. A line drawn with one of these tools is attached to both objects so that if you move one or both of the objects, the line is repositioned to maintain the connection. If only one end of a line is connected to an object, the other end is fixed to the page.

The Connector Line tool draws straight lines at any angle. For example, if you connect two objects where one is above and two the right of the other, the Connector Line tool draws a straight, diagonal line between the objects. Connector lines can be set either to remain attached to the nodes you choose or to shift to the closest nodes on the two connected objects. You can only reposition a connector line by moving the objects it is attached to.

The Flow Line tool makes it easy to create flowcharts and organizational charts. Unlike the Connector tool, the Flow Line tool draws lines with only vertical and horizontal segments. If you connect two objects where one is above and to the left of the other, the Flow Line tool draws alternating vertical and horizontal line segments in a step-like fashion. Flow lines remain attached to the nodes you choose when the objects are moved. You can detach a flow line from an object freely.

An organizational chart showing lines drawn with the Connector Line and Flow Line tools.

An organizational chart showing lines drawn with the Connector Line and Flow Line tools.

Organization Chart Style

You can customize the style, thickness and end points of connector and flow lines using the Property Bar.

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