| Barry MacDonnell's
Toolbox for WordPerfect
Macros, tips, and
templates for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®
| Page updated Dec 15, 2019
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| Drawing down, up, or angled arrows
[WordPerfect 8 (c.1997) and later versions
To produce arrows that point in any direction — up, down, sideways, or any angle in between — try this:
 From the WordPerfect menu select Insert, Shapes, Lines.
[In WordPerfect 8 (c.1997) use Insert, Shape, Draw Line.]
 Use the mouse to click-draw a vertical line (or a line in any direction) from the origin (such as a callout) to the destination.
 On the context-sensitive property bar that should now be displayed, click the Arrow End button (a small black square). Select an arrowhead shape.
 Click outside the arrow's graphics box to return to your document.
☼ Other buttons on the property bar allow you to set the arrow's color, line style and thickness, add a shadow, etc. You can left-click on the arrow any time to see this bar. If you right-click on the arrow you can choose various options (including Rotate Shape) from a context menu.
☼ These arrows are particularly useful if used along with the TextBox macro in the Library to draw labels that point to text or images.
☼ For more tips on using graphics boxes see the Graphics Tips page.