Draw Button Not Working On The Drawing Toolbar



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Draw Button Not Working On The Drawing Toolbar

Postby QmlvbWVk » Wed, 13 May 2009 19:07:05 GMT

I creating my own business cards and I placed some vertical lines on each 

After moving all text and graphics around on each business card, when I try 
to resize the vertical lines they snap to some grid point. Searching the 
internet and this forum, I found I need to click on the draw button on the 
drawing toolbar to turn off the snap to function. When I click on the draw 
button on the drawing toolbar nothing happens, so I can get to the menu I 
need, to be able to turn off the snap to function.

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