Shapes

Shapes

ChartNotes allows you to create shapes and filled regions on your chart using a number of different Shape drawing tools. Check out our Shapes video or read on below to learn more about these tools.

The Shape Tools Menu

Each of the Shape Tools available in ChartNotes is listed and described below in more detail. Here is a screenshot of where you can find the Shape Tools menu:

Rectangles

You can use the Rectangle tool to create hollow rectangles, filled rectangular regions, and shaded, semi-transparent rectangular regions as well.

After selecting the Rectangle tool, click and drag with your mouse to create the rectangle.

After creating the rectangle you can change its color and fill characteristics using the buttons on the horizontal menu at the top of the chart.

Notes:

  • Hold down the Shift key while dragging to create a perfect square.
  • To create a filled rectangle, hold the CTRL/CMD key down while creating.
  • After the rectangle is created, you can rotate it by holding down the CTRL key (CMD on a Mac) while clicking on one of the handles (yellow boxes) and dragging.

Ellipses

The Ellipse tool can be used to create hollow ellipses, filled circular regions, and shaded, semi-transparent circular regions as well.

After selecting the Ellipse tool, click and drag with your mouse to create the ellipse.

You can change its color and fill characteristics using the buttons on the horizontal menu at the top of the chart.

Notes:

  • Hold down the Shift key while dragging to create a perfect circle.
  • To create a filled ellipse, hold the CTRL/CMD key down while creating.
  • Once created, hold the CTRL/CMD key, click on the yellow handle and drag to toggle between filled and unfilled.

Triangles

After selecting the Triangle tool, click three times on the chart - one for each corner of the triangle.

You can change its color and fill characteristics using the buttons on the horizontal menu at the top of the chart.

Note: Once created, hold the CTRL/CMD key, click on the yellow handle and drag to toggle between filled and unfilled.