Rounded Rectangle

You can use the Home | Insert | Rounded Rectangle command, the button, or the Features | Insert | Rounded Rectangle command to create a rounded rectangle or square in the plot document. The feature is created as a polygon and the object ID is set to Rectangle.

To draw a rounded rectangle:

  1. Click the Home | Insert | Rounded Rectangle command.
  2. The cursor changes to a cross hair to indicate drawing mode.
  3. Press and hold the left mouse button at one corner of the rounded rectangle.
  4. Drag the mouse to the opposite corner of the rounded rectangle. The size of the rounded rectangle appears in the status bar as it is drawn.
  5. Release the left mouse button when the rounded rectangle is the preferred size and shape.
  6. Press the ESC key or click another tool button to end draw mode.

Drawing Tips

  • Hold down the CTRL key while dragging the mouse to draw a rounded square rather than a rounded rectangle.
  • Hold down the SHIFT key while dragging the mouse to draw the rounded rectangle out from the center rather than from the corner.
  • Hold down the SHIFT and CTRL keys while dragging from end to end.
  • Edit the rounded rectangle or square properties by clicking on it in the plot window or in the Contents window.
  • Set default line and fill properties with the File | Options command. On the Default Properties page, click the Line or Fill button to set the default line or fill properties.

Rounded Rectangle Properties

Rounded rectangle properties are edited in the Properties window. Click on the rounded rectangle to select it. The rounded rectangle properties contain the following pages:



Drop Shadow



See Also



Selecting objects

Line properties

Fill properties

Info properties

Properties window