Lines and Line Ends

Change formatting for a line in Edraw, Set the default formatting for drawing lines and fill.

You can change the look of a line by changing its color, line style, or weight.

  1. Select the line that you want to change.
  2. If you want to change multiple lines, select the first line, and then press and hold CTRL while you select the other lines.

Shape Outline

  1. Under the Format, on the Shape Format tab, in the Styles group, click the Shape Outline then choose the line style that you want to set.

Change the Color of a Line

To choose a color for the line, click Color, and then click the color that you want. To change to a color that is not in the theme colors, click More Colors, and then either click the color that you want on the Standard tab, or mix your own color on the Custom tab. Custom colors and colors on the Standard tab are not updated if you later change the document theme.

You can use the Shape Format dialog to set more line color.

line color setting

Make a Line Dashed

  1. Select the line that you want to change.
  2. If you want to change multiple lines, select the first line, and then press and hold CTRL while you select the other lines.
  3. Under the Format, on the Shape Format tab, in the Styles group, click the Dashes then choose the dash styles that you want.

Change the Weight of a Line

  1. Choose the line that you want to change.
  2. If you want to change multiple lines, select the first line, and then press and hold CTRL while you select the other lines.
  3. Under the Format, on the Shape Format tab, in the Styles group, click the Weight then choose the line weight that you want.

Change the Arrow of a Line

  1. Select the line that you want to change.
  2. If you want to change multiple lines, select the first line, and then press and hold CTRL while you select the other lines.
  3. Under the Format, on the Shape Format tab, in the Styles group, click the Arrow then choose the arrow type that you want.

You can click the More Arrows... to choose more arrow types.

more arrow style

Set Default Outline Style

Edraw includes some pre-defined themes. But you can also create new themes by creating a customized combination of colors and styles.

To create a custom theme, on the Page Layout tab, in the Themes group, click Set Default Theme button to open the Shape Format dialog.

set default theme

In the Shape Format Dialog, you can predefine the Fill, Line Color, Line Style, Shadow, Connector Color, Connector Style and Connector Shadow.

Shape Format Dialog

Save as the Default Theme

In the bottom of the Set Default Theme dialog, you can check the Save as Default Theme option. Then click the Ok button.

Save as default theme

It will save your setting as a new theme. When you reboot Edraw, the new theme will show in the Pre-define Theme list.

theme style

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