The Shape Palette lets you select a shape type and adjust that shape's attributes.
If there is a selected shape, it will be affected by changes in the Shape Palette controls.
If there is no selection, changes in the Shape Palette will effect the next shape created when the New Shape Button on the Task Bar is pressed.
The number and type of the available attributes will vary depending on the shape type selected.
For a detailed look at shape attributes, see the Working with Shapes section.
Shape Popup Menu
At the top of the palette is the Shape Popup Menu. When you click on the menu a list of the available shape types pops up.
You select a shape type by moving the mouse to highlight the shape you want and clicking on it.
You can adjust the attributes applied to a shape by dragging the Attribute Sliders.
Once you have clicked on an Attribute Slider, you can change its value from the keyboard using the arrow keys. The "up arrow" or "right arrow" keys increase the value of the slider, while the "down arrow" or "left arrow" keys decrease the value. You can also move the focus to the next slider down the palette by pressing the "Tab" key and move the focus to the previous slider up the palette using "shift-Tab."
If there is a selected shape, changes to the Attribute Sliders affect the selected shape. If there is no selection, the