Choose File | Customize.
Use the options in the Customize dialog box to select items, and then create keyboard shortcuts and place buttons on the Toolbar.
Choose the category of items to customize. The contents of the scrolling list change according to the selected category.
Only active if Menus is selected in the Category menu. The commands in the selected menu appear in the scrolling list.
Displays all tools or styles in the selected category or subcategory (for menus). For inks and strokes, the list contains the inks or strokes you select from the pop-up palettes. Select an item in the scrolling list to assign a shortcut to it or to place a button for it on the Toolbar. The selected item is highlighted.
Current Shortcut Key
Displays the current keyboard shortcut for the selected item, if a shortcut exists.
Press New Shortcut Key
With an item selected in the scrolling list, press the keyboard keys you want to assign to the item. To use a modifier key, press and hold Shift, Ctrl, or Alt. Press a letter, number, or function key. The new shortcut keys appear in the box.
Click to assign the keystrokes in the Press New Shortcut Key box to the selected item.
Click to remove the current shortcut keystrokes from the selected item.
Click to restore the default shortcut keys to all items.
Click to restore the default shortcut keys to the item selected in the scrolling list.
A pop-up palette appears when the Category selection is Inks; three palettes appear when the Category is Strokes. Select an ink or stroke from the palette. The selected item appears in the scrolling list and on the Toolbar.
When the Category selection is Inks, Strokes, Object Styles, or Font Names and Sizes, click the Remove Selection button to remove a selected item from the scrolling list. This also removes a button for the item from the Toolbar.
After you customize Canvas X Draw, you can save the current configuration in a file. You can create other custom configurations and save these in configuration files. A configuration file stores all the current keyboard shortcut assignments and the setup of buttons on the Toolbar.
Click Save Set to create a file of all current shortcut keys and Toolbar buttons. In the directory dialog box, type a name for the file and click Save.
Click Load Set to import a file of shortcut keys and Toolbar buttons. In the directory dialog box, select the file to load and click OK. Canvas X Draw resets the shortcut keys and the Toolbar according to the configuration stored in the file.
Click to close the Customize dialog box. Inks or strokes added to the scrolling list remain in the list when you close the dialog box.
You can choose items to which you want to assign shortcuts or add to the Toolbar. The following items are available in the Category menu.
Select it and click Remove Selection; if the item is on the Toolbar, this removes it from the Toolbar also.
Select a name from the menu. The font appears on the scrolling list, and a font button appears on the Toolbar.
If the keys you type are assigned to another shortcut, the message Currently assigned to: appears beneath the Press New Shortcut Key box.
Certain keys are restricted, so pressing them will not display their values. Other shortcuts are reserved by Canvas X Draw, so they can be assigned, but not applied to some procedures; e.g., Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, and Ctrl+3 cannot be used in painting.
You can’t assign single keys as shortcuts; e.g., you can’t assign “H” or “F7” to an item.
Click Reset All.
Select the command in the scrolling list and click Reset.
Create shortcut keys for specific fill inks and pen inks.
Do one or both of the following:
Click the Remove Selection button under the scrolling list, or double-click the item in the scrolling list.
Double-click the item in the scrolling list.
After you place buttons on the Toolbar, you can change their position directly on the Toolbar.
When you place buttons for inks on the Toolbar, use the buttons to apply fill and pen inks or foreground and background colors.
You can apply fill and pen inks to vector objects and text as well as select foreground and background colors for painting.
Click the ink button on the Toolbar. If no objects are selected, the ink becomes the current fill ink or background color.
Press Ctrl and click the ink button. If no objects are selected, the ink becomes the current pen ink or foreground color.