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[[File:RectangleSymbols.PNG]]


[[File:RectangleSymbol.JPG|miniatur|350x350px|right|new rectangle symbol]]
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You can create rectangle symbols with OCAD.
You can create rectangle symbols with OCAD.  


# Select '''New''' in the '''Symbol''' menu.
Choose the '''New''' command in the '''[[Symbol]]''' menu. Then, choose the '''Rectangle Symbol''' option in the '''New Symbol''' dialog to create a new rectangle symbol.
# Select the symbol type '''Rectangle''' Symbol. The Rectangle symbol dialog box appears.
# Enter a number between 0.001 and 999999.999 in the '''Symbol no.''' field and a symbol description in the '''Description''' field.
# Choose a '''Line color''' and '''Line width''', a '''Drawing mode''' and set the '''Grid''' and '''Numbering''' options.
# Once you have defined the rectangle symbol, click '''Icon''' to open the '''Edit Icon''' dialog box.
# Draw the icon in the 22 x 22 pixel matrix field using the various drawing tools.
# When you are finished, click '''OK''' twice. The new symbol appears in the symbol box.


[[File:NewRectangleSymbolDialog.PNG]]


'''Rectangle symbols'''
Rectangle symbols are used to draw rectangular frames (around the entire map or around parts of the map). A special use for '''Rectangle''' symbols are punch boxes for orienteering maps.
Rectangle symbols are used to draw rectangular frames (around the entire map or around parts of the map). A special use for Rectangle symbols is punch boxes for orienteering maps.
* '''Symbol no.:''' Enter here a number between 0.001 and 999'999.999 for the symbol. Each symbol requires a unique number.
* '''Description:''' Enter here a description for the symbol. The description is displayed when selecting the symbol or when selecting an object with that symbol.
* '''Line Color:''' Choose a color for the frame.
* '''Line width:''' Enter a line width for the frame.
* '''Corner radius:''' If you want the frame to have round corners, enter the corner radius here (measured to the center of the line), otherwise enter 0 here.


===Symbol Number===
Type a symbol number between 0.001 and 999999.999 in this field.


'''Drawing mode'''
===Symbol Description===
Enter a symbol description in this field (e.g. Punch Box).
 
===Line Color===
Choose the color for the frame. All colors from the '''[[Colors|Color Table]]''' are listed in the dropdown list.
 
===Line Width===
Enter a line width for the frame.
 
===Corner Radius===
If you want the frame to have round corners, enter the corner radius here (measured to the center of the line), otherwise enter 0 here.
 
[[File:CornerRadius.PNG]]
 
===Drawing Mode===
* '''Horizontal rectangle:''' Activate this option if you want to draw only horizontal rectangles.
* '''Horizontal rectangle:''' Activate this option if you want to draw only horizontal rectangles.
* '''Rotated rectangle:''' Activate this option if you want to draw rotate rectangles.
* '''Rotated rectangle:''' Activate this option if you want to draw rotated rectangles.




'''Grid'''
===Grid===
* '''On:''' Activate this field if you want to draw punch boxes for orienteering maps.
* '''On:''' Activate this field if you want to add a grid into the rectangle.
* '''Cell width / Cell height:''' Enter the desired width and height for the cells.
* '''Cell width / Cell height:''' Enter the desired width and height for the cells.
[[File:RectangleGrid.PNG]]
====Numbering====
=====On=====
Activate this field if you want to add numbers to the grid.
=====Numbered from the Bottom=====
Normally, the cells are numbered starting from the top row. Check this box to start numbering from the bottom row.
=====Text Size=====
Choose the size in points for the text.
=====Unnumbered Cells=====
: '''Number:''' Enter here the number of cells used as reserved fields, if you want to create punch boxes. If you want all cells numbered enter here 0.
: '''Text:''' Enter here up to 3 characters which appear instead of the number in the reserved fields.
===Icon===
Click the '''Icon''' button in the dialog to create an icon for the symbol. The '''Icon Editor''' appears. Read more about this editor in the '''[[Create a New Symbol#Icon Editor|Icon Editor]]''' article.




'''Numbering'''
----
* '''On:''' Activate this field if you want numbers for the grid.
* '''Numbered from the bottom:''' Normally the cells are numbered starting from the top row. Check this box to start numbering from the bottom row.
* '''Text size:''' Choose the size in points for the text.
* '''Unnumbered Cells'''
: '''Number:''' Enter here the number of cells used as reserved fields.
: '''Text:''' Enter here up to 3 characters which appear instead of the number in the reserved fields. If you want all cells numbered enter here 0.


[[Category:Create a New Symbol]]
Back to the '''[[Create a New Symbol]]''' page.

Revision as of 09:41, 28 January 2013

RectangleSymbols.PNG

This function is available in OCAD 11 Professional.This function is available in OCAD 11 Orienteering Standard.This function is available in OCAD 11 Starter.This function is available in OCAD 11 Course Setting.

You can create rectangle symbols with OCAD.

Choose the New command in the Symbol menu. Then, choose the Rectangle Symbol option in the New Symbol dialog to create a new rectangle symbol.

NewRectangleSymbolDialog.PNG

Rectangle symbols are used to draw rectangular frames (around the entire map or around parts of the map). A special use for Rectangle symbols are punch boxes for orienteering maps.

Symbol Number

Type a symbol number between 0.001 and 999999.999 in this field.

Symbol Description

Enter a symbol description in this field (e.g. Punch Box).

Line Color

Choose the color for the frame. All colors from the Color Table are listed in the dropdown list.

Line Width

Enter a line width for the frame.

Corner Radius

If you want the frame to have round corners, enter the corner radius here (measured to the center of the line), otherwise enter 0 here.

CornerRadius.PNG

Drawing Mode

  • Horizontal rectangle: Activate this option if you want to draw only horizontal rectangles.
  • Rotated rectangle: Activate this option if you want to draw rotated rectangles.


Grid

  • On: Activate this field if you want to add a grid into the rectangle.
  • Cell width / Cell height: Enter the desired width and height for the cells.

RectangleGrid.PNG

Numbering

On

Activate this field if you want to add numbers to the grid.

Numbered from the Bottom

Normally, the cells are numbered starting from the top row. Check this box to start numbering from the bottom row.

Text Size

Choose the size in points for the text.

Unnumbered Cells
Number: Enter here the number of cells used as reserved fields, if you want to create punch boxes. If you want all cells numbered enter here 0.
Text: Enter here up to 3 characters which appear instead of the number in the reserved fields.

Icon

Click the Icon button in the dialog to create an icon for the symbol. The Icon Editor appears. Read more about this editor in the Icon Editor article.



Back to the Create a New Symbol page.