To set Freehand and Bezier tool properties

1 Click Tools, Options.

2 In the list of categories, double-click Toolbox, and click Freehand/Bezier

Tool in the list of tools.

3 Change any of the following property settings by typing a value (in pixels)

in the appropriate box. In each case, you can set a value from 1 to 10.

• Freehand Smoothing determines how closely a freehand curve will match the movement of the mouse. Lower numbers produce more accurate matches; higher numbers produce less accurate matches.

• Autotrace Tracking sets the accuracy of the Freehand and Bezier tools' bitmap autotrace function. Lower values produce more accurate tracing; higher values produce less accurate tracing.

• Corner Threshold sets the limit at which a corner node is cusped (as opposed to smooth). A node is more likely to be cusped if the value is lower.

• Straight Line Threshold sets the amount a line can deviate from a straight path and still be treated as straight. If you set the threshold to a high value, you don't need to be as accurate in your freehand drawing to produce a straight line.

• Auto-join determines how close two end nodes must be to join automatically.

^s* • Double-click the Freehand tool or the Bezier tool to display the Toolbox page in the Options dialog box.

• By default, the Fill Open Curves check box is disabled. When it is enabled, you can apply fills to open curves. To enable the Fill Open Curves check box, you must open the Options dialog box, and then click Document, General.

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