Style is The Best Way to Format Shapes

Style is the best way to format shapes, just one click, a couple of new format settings will be applied on the shapes selected. You can modify the style to change the shapes' formatting or the default formatting, also can create your own styles or keeping the style you like permanently.

About style

About default style

Apply a style to shape

Edit a style

Change the page default style

Set the style as page default style

Create a new style

Select all the shapes with the style

About style

In Edraw shape formatting is also called shape style, shape style include follow setting:

  1. Line fill, pattern, cap, weight, color, and transparency.

  2. Fill color, pattern, and transparency.

  3. Shadow fill, color, pattern, and transparency.

Note Style does not include Text formatting.

Style is the best way to format shapes, just one click, a couple of new format settings will be applied on the shapes selected. You can modify the style to change the shapes' formatting or the default formatting, also can create your own styles or keeping the style you like permanently. Styles are listed in two tables:

  1. Style in use: The list ofthe different styles used in the page including the default style for the new shapes.

  2. Predefined Style: Edraw provides many beautiful and applied styles, which help you formatting shapes quickly. Also you can modify the predefined style or create own style.

Notes

One style may be used by more than one shapes, a style will be deleted automatically if no shape use it.

One shape may used more than one styles.

Some shapes in library have default styles applied, when you drag them to the page, the styles will be add to Style in use, you can modify them.

About default style

In Edraw, for a page there is a set of shape formatting that will be applied to the shapes supporting default style when they are added to the page. The most shapes in library or drew by one of the following drawing or text tools support default style:

  1. Text tool

  2. Text Block tool

  3. Rectangle tool

  4. Ellipse tool

  5. Line tool

  6. Arc tool

  7. Sector tool

  8. Curve tool

  9. Freehand tool

Apply a style to shape

  1. Select a shape or multiple shapes you want to apply a new style.

  2. Click Style tab at the bottom of the left docking pane to show the style pane, if the style pane has been opened.

    If not, on View menu, click Style Window, or click Style Window on standard toolbar to open the style pane.

  3. Click Style tag on the style pane to switch to the Style table.

  4. Do one of following:

    1. Click Show style and select Styles in use to apply a Style used to selected shape.

    2. Click Show style and select Predefined Styles to apply a predefined style to selected shape.

  5. Point to the style you want apply.

  6. Do one following:

    1. Click the style bar .

    2. Click the down arrow next the style bar, on the pop menu, click Apply Style to Match Selection.

Edit a style

  1. Click Style tab at the bottom of the left docking pane to show the style pane, if the style pane has been opened.

    If not, on View menu, click Style Window, or click Style Window on standard toolbar to open the style pane.

  2. Click Style tag on the style pane to switch to the Style table.

  3. Do one of following:

    1. Click Show style and select Styles in use to edit a Style used.

    2. Click Show style and select Predefined Styles to edit a predefined style.

  4. Point to the style you want edit.

  5. Click the down arrow next the style bar, on the pop menu, click Edit the Style.

  6. In the Formatting shapes window, select the options you want.

  7. Click OK.

Notes

Once the style in use is changed, the shapes which the style applied to will be formatted.

Once the predefined style is changed, it will never be recovered.

Change the page default style

  1. Click Style tab at the bottom of the left docking pane to show the style pane, if the style pane has been opened.

    If not, on View menu, click Style Window, or click Style Window on standard toolbar to open the style pane.

  2. Click Style tag on the style pane to switch to the Style table.

  3. Click Show style and select Styles in use.

  4. Point to the first style in the style list.

  5. Click the down arrow next the style bar, on the pop menu, click Edit the Style.

  6. In the Formatting shapes window, select the options you want.

  7. Click OK.

Note Once the default style is changed, the new default style will be applied to all the new shapes you drag from library or draw with drawing tool.

Set the style as page default style

  1. Click Style tab at the bottom of the left docking pane to show the style pane, if the style pane has been opened.

    If not, on View menu, click Style Window, or click Style Window on standard toolbar to open the style pane.

  2. Click Style tag on the style pane to switch to the Style table.

  3. Do one of following:

    1. Click Show style and select Styles in use to display the styles in use.

    2. Click Show style and select Predefined Styles to display the predefined styles.

  4. Point to the style you want.

  5. Click the down arrow next the style bar, on the pop menu, click Set As the Page Default Style.

Create a new style

  1. Click Style tab at the bottom of the left docking pane to show the style pane, if the style pane has been opened.

    If not, on View menu, click Style Window, or click Style Window on standard toolbar to open the style pane.

  2. Click Style tag on the style pane to switch to the Style table.

  3. Do one of following:

    1. Click Show style and select Styles in use to create a style applied to the shapes in drawing.

    2. Click Show style and select Predefined Styles to create a style, which will be kept permanently.

  4. Click Create new style .

  5. In Formatting shapes window, select the options you want.

  6. Click OK.

Select all the shapes with the style

  1. Click Style tab at the bottom of the left docking pane to show the style pane, if the style pane has been opened.

    If not, on View menu, click Style Window, or click Style Window on standard toolbar to open the style pane.

  2. Click Style tag on the style pane to switch to the Style table.

  3. Do one of following:

    1. Click Show style and select Styles in use to display the styles in use.

    2. Click Show style and select Predefined Styles to display the predefined styles.

  4. Point to the style you want.

  5. Click the down arrow next the style bar, on the pop menu, click Select All the Shapes with the Style.

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