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Toolbox for WordPerfect

Macros, tips, and templates for Corel® WordPerfect® for Windows®
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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 betweentry this:

[1]  From the WordPerfect menu select Insert, Shapes, Lines.
[In WordPerfect 8 (c.1997) use Insert, Shape, Draw Line.]

[2]  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.

[3]  On the context-sensitive property bar that should now be displayed, click the Arrow End button (a small black square). Select an arrowhead shape.

[4] 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.