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how do u fill shapes in once they are made, is there a button with a paint bucket like on flash mx or what do i do. Ive made a circle with the pencil and chose the fill color and that works but a lot of times it wouldnt ex: i make two curved lines then put them together closing the gaps, but there is no way to fill it in the new made shape...

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    Default Noob needs help

    how do u fill shapes in once they are made, is there a button with a paint
    bucket like on flash mx or what do i do. Ive made a circle with the pencil and
    chose the fill color and that works but a lot of times it wouldnt ex: i make
    two curved lines then put them together closing the gaps, but there is no way
    to fill it in the new made shape

    shadowKao Guest

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    shadowKao wrote:
     

    You now have two open paths. By default, FreeHand fills only closed paths.

    Select both paths. Modify/Join. In the object inspector check the 'closed'
    box. Now you can fill the shape by dragging a swatch from the mixer or
    clicking on the swatch icon in color list and selecting a named color.

    See the Help files for more details on ways to apply color.

    Judy Arndt


    Judy Guest

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    Default Re: Noob needs help

    oh thanks..but i thought when i looked at it it had closed gaps...but ill try what you said. thanks
    shadowKao Guest

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    shadowKao wrote: 

    That one still gets me. I like the pencil tool but unless you're careful
    some of the shapes you draw will not quite close. I've found it useful
    to put the "close shape" tool in a tool bar so you can close a shape (or
    a bunch of selected shapes) with one quick click.
    Wes Guest

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    Wes Rand wrote:
     
    >
    > That one still gets me. I like the pencil tool but unless you're careful
    > some of the shapes you draw will not quite close. I've found it useful
    > to put the "close shape" tool in a tool bar so you can close a shape (or
    > a bunch of selected shapes) with one quick click.[/ref]

    To close paths while drawing, check the Preferences/Object/Join non-touching
    paths. This will automatically close a circuitous paths when you're close to
    the opposite end point. If you have also enabled Preferences/Panels/Show
    ToolTips, a tiny square will display on the cursor when you're close enough
    to close the path.

    This won't join two paths, though. For that you still have to use the Join
    command.

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Guest

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