Please take a few minutes to read the following information about the Canvas X Draw documentation. The Canvas X Draw Help/User Guide describes the commands, tools, and features of Canvas X Draw. Certain terms and abbreviations are used to describe procedures.
You’ll find tips for working efficiently and exploring creative possibilities.
Important items provide information to help you avoid problems.
Other items of note are highlighted with a note icon.
Standard names and abbreviations are used for keyboard keys; your keyboard might use different labels.
When a procedure tells you to choose a command, the instruction is written:
Choose Edit | Paste.
This tells you to open the Edit menu and choose the Paste command. You can use a keyboard shortcut if the command has one.
Choose Object | Arrange | Bring To Front.
This tells you to open the Object menu, choose Arrange to open the submenu, and then choose the Bring To Front command.
You can choose commands from a menu that pops up wherever the pointer is in Canvas X Draw. The commands in the menu are based on what you are doing; therefore, the menu is called the context menu.
To choose a command from the context menu, press the secondary mouse button, usually the right button.
For some actions, you need to press a keyboard key while you click or drag the mouse; e.g., to select several objects, press the Shift key while you click each object. This can be written as Shift-click. If you press the Ctrl key, for example, while you drag the mouse, the action can be written as Ctrl-drag.
Some instructions say to “right-click” an object. This means to click the object using the secondary button, usually the right button, on the mouse.