How to place the TIP of arrowheads exactly where you want them?
Posted on 2007-03-20
I have a document that has an image surrounded by a bunch of text areas. I want to have arrows point from my text to the image, but I want every arrowhead to stop short of the image by 1/16 inch. The lines will need to be angled in most cases, rather than 90° (horizontal or vertical.)
Image is in one (locked) layer, text is in another (locked) layer, and I am trying to create lines with arrowheads in a third layer.
So, I set up a grid of 16, set guidelines 1/16" around the image. Snap to grid ON. Now, when I create a line, that line starts and ends exactly where I want. But when I add arrowheads, using
Filter/Apply Add Arrowheads
Effect / Stylize/ Add Arrowhead
some align where I expect, with the tip of the arrow touching the guide line (on the grid), and other arrowheads are longer and overlap or "underlap"(hidden beneath) the image. If I start messing with the scale of the arrowhead at that point, the arrowheads start to look like a hodgepodge of styles.
I have tried working "backwards" using the beginning of the line rather than the endpoint for arrowheads, but the result is the same. I don't see anything in the Help file.
Anyone know how to tell an arrowhead where to go?