Changing the direction of lines

Dorico Elements Help

Product
Dorico Elements
Version
5.1
Language
English
Document type
Webhelp
ft:openMode
fluidtopics

You can change the direction of both horizontal and vertical lines; for example, to make a horizontal line with an arrow end cap point to the left, or to make a vertical line with text appear upside-down with its text reading downwards.

Prerequisite

  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

Procedure

  1. Select the lines whose direction you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
    Note

    You must select either only horizontal lines or only vertical lines.

  2. In the Properties panel, activate Reverse in either the Horizontal Lines or Vertical Lines group.

Result

The direction of the selected lines is change. Text on vertical lines now reads downwards.

Deactivating Reverse returns the selected lines to their default direction.

Example

Horizontal and vertical lines with default directions
Reversed horizontal and vertical lines