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Hi Bailee: You have the right tool, but you need to pull out the path control handles to get the curve. Try this: Click on the canvas to set your first anchor point. Move your cursor 30 or 40 pixels away from the first point. Click, hold the mouse button down and DRAG. You'll get your first Bezier curve. The more you drag, the greater the curve. When you're happy, just double-click to set the end point and lock in the path. Use the Properties Inspector to adjust the stroke to something you like. Use the Subselection tool to alter ...

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    Default Re: how to draw a "curly arrow" ...?

    Hi Bailee:

    You have the right tool, but you need to pull out the path control handles
    to get the curve.

    Try this:

    Click on the canvas to set your first anchor point.
    Move your cursor 30 or 40 pixels away from the first point.
    Click, hold the mouse button down and DRAG. You'll get your first Bezier
    curve. The more you drag, the greater the curve. When you're happy, just
    double-click to set the end point and lock in the path.
    Use the Properties Inspector to adjust the stroke to something you like.
    Use the Subselection tool to alter the length and position of your start and
    end points.

    There is also a command for creating arrowheads: COMMANDS>CREATIVE>ADD
    ARROWHEADS.

    Hope this helps!

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    "Bailee" <bonzaibailee.com> wrote in message
    news:LaMTa.14030$46.2791872news2.telusplanet.net. ..
    > Hi ...
    >
    > i'm new at FW ... trying to connect a text-box to the associated part of a
    > diagram with a "curvy arrow" (black, vector shape filled black, about 5-8
    px
    > wide) - something that looks smooth, anti-aliased and 'professional', the
    > way a sign-painter would make it.
    >
    > can't seem to find the right tool. the best I got so far is the regular
    PEN
    > TOOL, but that draws a chunky arrow made of straight lines only and one
    that
    > looks childish and amateur.
    >
    > any hits, puh-leeze.. would be max appreciando ...
    >
    > Bailee
    >
    >

    Jim Babbage Guest

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    Default Re: how to draw a "curly arrow" ...?

    thanks Jim. did the trick and more.

    Bailee

    > Try this:
    >
    > Click on the canvas to set your first anchor point.
    > Move your cursor 30 or 40 pixels away from the first point.
    > Click, hold the mouse button down and DRAG. You'll get your first Bezier


    Bailee Guest

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    Default Re: how to draw a "curly arrow" ...?

    Glad I could help, Bailee!

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    "Bailee" <bonzaibailee.com> wrote in message
    news:Qf0Ua.34585$Ma.7815646news1.telusplanet.net. ..
    > thanks Jim. did the trick and more.
    >
    > Bailee
    >
    >
    > > Try this:
    > >
    > > Click on the canvas to set your first anchor point.
    > > Move your cursor 30 or 40 pixels away from the first point.
    > > Click, hold the mouse button down and DRAG. You'll get your first Bezier
    >
    >
    >

    Jim Babbage Guest

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