Changing line thicknesses

You can change the thickness of lines and outlines of shapes, text and QuickShapes. This changes the thickness of the entire line. You cannot change the thickness of just a part of a line.

image\PRCARROW.gif To change the line thickness

1. Select the object (see Selecting objects).

2. Either:

image\BULLET.gif select a thickness from the drop-down list on the control bars,

image\BULLET.gif or type a thickness into the field on the control bars (for example "2cm" or "0.1in") and press RETURN.

 You can also use Stroke shapes in the Line Gallery or Freehand & Brush Tool to profile lines. (For example to create a tapering line.) See Changing the stroke shape.


image\BULLET.gif If you want to make a line invisible, choose None from the line width drop-down list. This sets the outline color of the object to No Color (See Changing an objectís line color.)

image\BULLET.gif You can also choose Line Gallery from the Utilities menu and then double-click on a line thickness in the gallery or drag-and-drop a line thickness from the Line Gallery onto the object.

image\BULLET.gif If you want to change the line thickness for future objects, change the line width with no objects selected. See Setting the current attributes for more information.

image\BULLET.gif Changing the line thickness of a compound object (for example a group) changes the line thicknesses of all the objects in the compound object. To change the line thickness of one object inside a compound object, select the object inside and choose a line width. See Selecting objects in objects.

image\BULLET.gif Changing the line thickness of a line or outline that is transparent removes the transparency and colors the line black so you can see it.