Adding a Predrawn Shape
You can insert predrawn shapes, such as triangles, arrows, circles, and rectangles, to
use as simple graphics.
Here are ways to add a predrawn shape:
To add a floating predrawn shape, click Shapes in the toolbar, and then select a shape
from the pop-up menu.
To add an inline predrawn shape, place the insertion point where you want the
predrawn shape to appear, and choose Insert > Shape > Shape.
Hold down the Option key as you click Shapes in the toolbar, and then select a shape
from the pop-up menu; the pointer changes to a crosshair. Drag across the page to
create a shape the size you want. To constrain the shape’s proportions (for example, to
keep triangles equal on all sides), hold down the Shift key as you drag.
Drag the new shape to wherever you want it on a page. To change the shape’s
contours, you must first make the shape editable; see “Editing Shapes” on page 147.
To learn about manipulating and aligning shapes, and changing their general object
properties, such as color, border style (stroke), size, orientation, shadows, and more, see
“About Manipulating, Arranging, and Changing the Look of Objects” on page 157.