Toolbars

Edraw Toolbars include standard toolbar, drawing toolbar, align toolbar, distribute toolbar, layout toolbar, text toolbar and format toolbar.

Standard toolbar

Format toolbar

Tools toolbar

OLE toolbar

Zoom toolbar

Align toolbar

Distribute toolbar

Layout and Rerouting

Library toolbar

Standard toolbar

This toolbar contains tools for working with files and the clipboard.

Name

Function

New Creates a new document.
Open Opens a file.
Save Saves the document.
Print Prints the document.
Cut Cuts selected text or shapes and copies them onto the Clipboard.
Copy Copies selected shapes or text onto the Clipboard.
Paste Inserts the contents of the Clipboard into the document.
Undo Cancels the most recent action. The name of the last action is displayed in the combo box item.
Redo Cancels the last Undo operation. The name of the last action is displayed in the combo box item.
Template Gallery Opens or closes shape template.
Sample Template Opens sample template file.
Crop Crops the selected region to a graphic file.
Select Tool Activates the Select tool mode.
Text Tool Activates the Text tool mode to add text.
Insert Picture Inserts a picture into the document.
Smart Connector/Connection Activates the Smart Connector tool mode and lets you draw smart connectors./Activates the Direct Connector tool mode and lets you draw direct connectors.
Zoom The Zoom drop-down list is used to set the magnification level. You can choose a value from the list, or type a custom value within the 1% - 4000 % range.
Help Calls the Edraw Help.

Format toolbar

The Formatting toolbar is used to change line color, weight, type, fill and shadow color of shapes and more.

Name

Function

Font Name In this drop-down list you can choose the font you need.
Font Size In this drop-down list you can choose a font size, or specify a custom font size.
Bold Applies the Bold style to selected text, or to the text of selected shape.
Italic Applies the Italic style to selected text, or to the text of selected shape.
Underline Applies the Underline style to selected text, or to the text of selected shape.
Align Left Aligns the paragraph to the left.
Align Center Aligns the paragraph to the center.
Align Right Aligns the paragraph to the right.
Align Up Aligns the text block to the top.
Align Middle Aligns the text block to the center.
Align Bottom Aligns the text block to the bottom.
Font Color The Line Color tool is used to set the line color.
You can choose one of the colors in the button menu, or select the More Colors... item to get the Color dialog with more colors.
Line Color The Line Color tool is used to set the line color.
You can choose one of the colors in the button menu, or select the More Colors... item to get the Color dialog with more colors.
Fill Color The Fill Color tool is used to set the fill color. You can choose one of the colors in the button menu, or select the More Colors... item to get the Color dialog with more colors.
Line Weight The Line Weight tool is used to set the line weight.
You can choose one of the values in the button menu, or select the More Line Weights... item and select the desired line weight on the Line tab of the Shape Properties dialog.
Line Style The Line Style tool is used to set the line style. You can choose one of the styles in the button menu, or select More Line Patterns... and choose the desired line style on the Line tab of the Shape Properties dialog.
Arrow Style The Line Ends Style tool is used to set the arrowhead style. You can choose the styles in the button menu, or select More Arrow Styles... and choose the desired arrowhead style on the Line tab of the Shape Properties dialog.

Tools toolbar

This toolbar contains the main operation and drawing tools.

Name

Function

Select Tool Activates the section mode.
Connect Line Activates the connect line tool or the connection points. When you select the connect line tool; you can draw smart connector. When you select the connection point tool, you can add the connection point, move or delete the connection points. (Select the shape and press the CTRL key to add the connection points )
Text Tool Activates the text tool or the Text Block tool. When you select the text tool; you can draw text frame. When you select the text block tool, you can change the position of the text.
Rectangle Activates the Rectangle tool mode and lets you draw rectangle boxes, and also move and resize shapes.
Ellipse Activates the Ellipse tool mode and lets you draw ellipses, and also move and resize shapes.
Line Activates the Line tool mode and lets you draw lines and manipulate vertices of shapes.
Sector Activates the Sector tool mode and lets you draw smooth Sector, and also manipulate vertices of shapes and change the curvature of Arc segments.
Arc Activates the Arc tool mode and lets you draw elliptic arc segments, manipulate vertices of shapes and change the curvature of segments.
Curve Activates the Curve tool mode and lets you draw circular sectors, manipulate vertices of shapes, and change the curvature of segments.
Free hand Activates the Freehand tool mode and lets you draw freehand line, manipulate vertices of shapes, and change the curvature of segments.

OLE toolbar

This menu helps you insert OLE objects

Note: You can click OLE object on Insert Menu to insert more else OLE objects.

Zoom toolbar

This menu contains various commands for zooming page.

Align toolbar

This menu contains various commands for manipulating shapes (align, size, flipping, rotating, grouping).

Name

Function

Align Left Align shapes by their left edges.
Align Center Align shapes by their center horizontally.
Align Right Align shapes by their right edges.
Align Top Align shapes by their top sides.
Align Middle Align shapes by their center horizontal.
Align Bottom Align shapes by their bottom sides.
Vertical Middle Page Move to middle vertically.
Horizon Center Page Move to center horizontally.
Same Width Make selected shapes same width.
Same Height Make selected shapes same height
Same Size Make selected shapes same size.
Bring to Front Bring shape to front.
Send to Back Send shape to back.
Bring to Forward Bring shape to forward.
Send to Backward Send shape to backward.
Left Rotate 90 Left rotate selected shape at 90 degree.
Right Rotate 90 Right rotate select shapes at 90 degree.
Flip Vertical Flip image vertical.
Flip Horizontal Flip image horizontal.
Group Group all the selected shapes to a new shape.
Ungroup Ungroup the compose shape to single shapes.

Distribute toolbar

This menu contains various commands for distributing shapes.

Layout and Rerouting

This menu contains various commands for connector.

Library toolbar

This menu contains various commands for opening template and search shapes in the templates.

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