Activate 2nd screen window easily
I don’t draw maps from fieldwork so I tend to frequently move between Ocad and my source material on a second screen. Here is a recent discovery which makes this easier.
Go to Control Panel | Ease of Access | Make the mouse easier to use and switch on Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse. Now when you return to Ocad after using a different window you won’t have to wake it up with a click before you can start drawing.
There is a moment’s delay before activation, which means you can sweep past multiple windows without activating each one. OCAD 11 has a minor display glitch in the menu which causes it to flicker when it is activated so you can tell it has happened.
Cutting out from just one side of a double line
Didn’t think you could do this? The top line is what I started with. I could have picked a simple double line but wanted to show what happens with the centre fill.
The black edge lines are cut by selecting a point on the edge and holding that mouse button down while moving to the cut’s end point. Release the button and that line segment is gone. I also tried it on the centre fill but as you can see, it simply removed all elements of that cut segment.
This is documented under Cut Line in the OCAD 11 wiki but can be overlooked as it is an aside.
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