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Layer Properties in Draw 6.4

asked 2020-07-30 00:20:38 +0200

geoffL gravatar image

If you right-click on a layer name and select Modify Layer the Modify Layer dialog opens (so far so good). If you then click the Help button, inside the dialog, and open the Online Help it refers to Properties. But, 'Properties' does NOT appear in the dialog. I would expect Properties to allow you to setup the default line colour, default fill colour, default text font and size etc for a layer. But, this facility does not appear to exist (at least I cannot find it).

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answered 2020-07-30 08:24:50 +0200

updated 2020-07-30 08:26:57 +0200

The help page is a bit outdated, describing the dialog from pre-2.4 from 2007 ๐Ÿ˜‰

There was never such "properties" as you expected; the Properties in help is just a heading for the following three items Visible, Printable, Locked.

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Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-07-30 08:31:46 +0200 )edit

Hello Mike

Thanks for your reply. I am new to LO Draw and trying to find my around - but it is looking promising. It looks easier to use than LibreCAD but not as easy as 'Back to the Drawing Board' which is downloadable from Microsoft Store.

Thanks again. geoffL

geoffL gravatar imagegeoffL ( 2020-07-30 09:44:36 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-07-30 08:15:58 +0200

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updated 2020-07-30 09:44:55 +0200

Well, if you right-click on a layer name expect to modify only the layer properties.

Objects exist independently from layers, consequently their properties are not controlled from layers.

Default object properties are defined in styles. Display the styles side pane with Format>Styles & Formatting of F11. The list of styles varies a lot between Draw versions but style Default should be what you are looking for.

Right-click on the style name and customise to your taste. If you'd like to make this settings your "permanent" defaults, save a blank file with File>Save as Template. When done, use File>Templates>Manage Templates to make it the default template.

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