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Drawing a closed curve in Corel Draw

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Hi,

I'm trying to draw a U shape in Corel draw. One that I can fill. Like this:
http://www.mcjournal.com/shape1.gif

I draw two arcs for the bottom portion, and then use 3 line segments to close out 3 lines on top. Problem is when I try to close the curve so I can fill it, Corel Draw does this:
http://www.mcjournal.com/shape2.gif

I don't want that line across the arcs. I've tried combining, welding and auto-join but I can't seem to get it to work, any ideas? Thanks.
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Question by:SG072297
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by:weed
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You missed an anchor point somewhere. My suggestion would be to type the leter U in helvetica or arial somewhere and transform it to outlines.
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by:SG072297
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My shape isn't exactly a U if you look at the images, so I can't just take a real U. I tried checking "fill open curves" so i don't have to close it, but when I try to fill the open curve, the line shows up again.
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by:SG072297
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My shape isn't exactly a U if you look at the images, so I can't just take a real U. I tried checking "fill open curves" so i don't have to close it, but when I try to fill the open curve, the line shows up again.
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by:weed
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Looks close enough to a U to me. Just have to shorten one of the arms. Convert to outlines and cut the end off once side.
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by:Zeffer
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your idea works weed and here are the steps SG...

draw the letter U (AvantGuarde MdBT)
arrange/convert to curves
right click a color to give it an outline
left click X fill to clear the fill
draw the eraser tool across where I want to cut it
(a line is drawn across)
modify/break apart
select the bit you don't want..
right click a color to fill
Done

Z
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soniya earned 1400 total points
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Seems very simple, here are the steps
Type letter U in arial or helvetica font,
convert it to curves,
take Shape tool (F10), draw a marquee to select onle 2 upper anchor points of one arm and drag them down with Ctrl key pressed and u get the desired shape.
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