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Closing/filling objects in Corel Draw 6

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Suppose I draw a 270 degree arc and then draw a line from
one of its end points to the other. How can I get Corel
Draw to consider this a closed object so I can fill it? I've
tried "group" and "combine". Neither seem to help.
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Question by:cbutton
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Well, i use Corel 5 but the method must be the same (I suposse).

If you draw your arc using the circle tool, that i think that is the method you use in this case, the result isn´t fully editable. Once you have draw the arc, the first of all is convert it to curves mode (Ctl + Q in CD5), now, you arc is a curve (not a part of a geometrical entity).


Well, select the arc, now you can use the "pencil tool" to draw the line betewn its end points, and you´ll have a polygon closed, so you can now fill it with desired color.

Point two, its possible that you haven´t begin to draw the line at the exactly end of the circle´s arc. If this is the case, really you don´t have an only poligon you have TWO different (the arc and the line), what´s the way to "weld" the line to the arc?

Easy, firts of all select the two poligons (the line an the arc)(the arc must be un curve mode) and then combine it (Ctrl + K). Now with the node tool (in Corel 5 is the second tool in the toolbar) double-click in one node of one of the polygons (you´ll get the node options window, of show its in windows menu tab). Select the two nodes you want to weld and click on the option corresponding in the node window; make the same whit the other node and you have a CLOSED polygon, now you can fill it.

Wishing help you
Regards
 Bod:.
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by:cbutton
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It worked! The key was converting the arc to curves; I hadn't thought to try that. Thanks.
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by:pcarts
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You can also "Snap to objects".  When you hit the end tips of the  lines it weld by itself in many cases.  But you have to check it out by trying to fill it.
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