Save tool settings in layout


#1

would like to save settings for lines - maybe with different names such as line weight, arrow settings - also rectangle settings and so on


#2

You could make a template with those settings or make a Scrapbook containing elements with those settings.


#3

Thanks Dave but I don’t see how that can work. All I want is if I set up the line tool with an arrow and a certain line weight and then switch to rectangle filled white for a mask that I could jump back to the line setting without having to work all the way through it again. Maybe a built in macro? Paul


#4

Use the Scarpbook for that. Make entities with the various settings and add them to a scrapbook. When you want to create a dashed red line with a giant arrowhead, get the Line tool, hit S and sample the dashed red line with the giant arrowhead in the scrapbook. Then draw the new line.

If you want to place text in 37-point Arial, get the Text tool, hit S, click on the 37-point Arial text sample in your scrapbook.

Sampling also works with entities already in the LO project, too.


#5

Bless you! You have saved me a ton of time. I had never come across sampling.


#6

Thank you. It comes in handy for a lot of things as you can imagine.