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Line Format

No Line

To set no line, select the line, then you can click Style icon on the right sidebar and choose No line on the Line pane.

If you choose No line for the selected shape, the shape outline will disappear.

no line option

Solid Line

To set a solid line, select the line, then you can click Style icon on the right sidebar and choose Solid line on the Line pane.

solid line option

There are a series of options under Solid line of the Line pane to modify a solid line.

  • Color: click Color option or click Line Color button on the ribbon, you will see Theme Colors, Standard Colors and More Colors on the option menu. You can quickly select desired colors from the first two color labels, otherwise, click More Colors and you are able to find particular colors in the pop-up window.
  • Shade/Tint: after you choose a color from the color menu, the shade/ tint value will be changed accordingly. The lighter the selected color is, the higher the value is (from 0 to 100%), while the darker the selected color is, the lower the value is (from 0 to -100%). You can move the Shade/Tint slider or input numbers in the number box to change the value.
  • Transparency: to set how transparent the shape is, move Transparency slider or input numbers in the number box to alter the percentage of transparency from 0 (fully opaque, the default setting) to 100% (fully transparent).
  • Width: type numbers or click the triangle arrows in the number box to change the weight of the selected line or shape outline.
  • Dash type: choose a desired line type for the selected line or shape outline.
  • Cap type: choose a desired cap type for the selected line or shape outline.
  • Rounding presets: choose a desired round type for the selected line or shape outline.
  • Rounding size: choose a desired round size for the selected line or shape outline.
  • Begin/End type: choose a desired begin/end point type for the selected line.
  • Begin/End size: choose a desired begin/end point size for the selected line.

Gradient Line

To set a gradient line, select the shape, then you can click Style icon on the right sidebar and choose Gradient Line on the Line pane.

There are a series of options under Gradient line of the Line pane to modify a gradient line. If you want to find how to customize these options, please refer to Gradient Fill and Solid line.

Line Style

To quickly modify line styles, select the line, then click Line Style on the ribbon, and you can

  • Change line width, arrow styles, arrow size, rounding size and dash types of the line;
  • Convert connector styles for the selected connector;
  • Change jump directions and styles for the cross connectors;
  • Modify default connector themes.
line style button