Joined: 27 Jul 2009
|Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:19 am Post subject: Snapping a Line Straight
|1) With drawing a line in a document, in a lot of other software, holding down the shift key forces the line to snap into a horizontal position (and sometimes snap into a completely diagonal or vertical position at 45 and 90 degrees).
I see that Writer says the line drawing tool allows you to draw lines this way too by holding down the shift key, but it seems it only works if you hold it down before you start drawing.
Other programs, it doesn't matter. If you forget to hold down the shift key and end up with a crooked line, you can just go back to it, click on it with the shift key held, and it'll snap horizontal, vertical, or diagonal - whichever you pick.
It doesn't seem like Writer does that. Once the line has been drawn, clicking on it and trying to move it with the shift key held does nothing. It just stays crooked. In fact, if you click on it and try to move it, THEN hit the shift key, it just snaps back to the original position you had it in.
In short, am I missing something or is there a way to snap a line STRAIGHT into a horizontal position AFTER you've drawn it wrong? It's not the biggest deal in the world. I was just annoyed that I drew a line a bit crooked and after formatting it how I wanted before going back to snap it straight, I realized I COULDN'T snap it straight afterward and had to delete it and draw it again.
Thanks ahead of time!
Last edited by cyberphonics on Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:07 am; edited 1 time in total