Hi all, I just wanted to provided an update to this inquiry as there has been a lot of confusion over the years about drawing a simple straight line.
Lines are essential to diagramming, which is why we strive to make working with them as simple and intuitive as possible. Our Work with Lines article from our Help Center outlines how to add lines to your canvas and how to format your lines. I would recommend checking out these resources first as they provide detailed instructions on how to draw lines.
A few important things to note:
- The line shape is included in the Standard shape library in the left toolbox in the editor.
- You can click and drag the line shape from the toolbox to the canvas. If you would like this line to remain straight, you can select the straight style in the Line Options section of the Properties bar:
- You can have your line move at strictly 45 degree increments by holding down "Shift" while moving your line.
- With the line selected, you can also modify line shape, color, thickness, style, and endpoints.
- To create a line that moves independently from a shape, toggle off "line connections" in your Page Settings (File > Page Settings) on the right of your canvas.
- Enabling “Line Jumps” helps you manage overlapping lines by making it easier to follow a line’s path. Simply toggle on “Line Jumps” to begin using Line Jumps in your document.
If you still have questions about drawing lines, please do not hesitate to comment below :)