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Automatic switching between the line/arrow tool and the pointer

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Kwekubo, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Kwekubo

    Kwekubo Flightless Bird

    Up until recently, my OneNote was set up so that whenever I selected the line
    tool or arrow tool, and drew a line or arrow, OneNote would then
    automatically switch back to the default pointer so I could go back to typing
    or resizing objects. It doesn't do that anymore - when I draw a line or
    arrow, the line/arrow tool stays selected, and I have to go and click the
    "Type Text or Select Objects" button to go back to the pointer.

    I must have changed some setting, but I can't work out what or where it is.
    Can anyone help?
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Up until recently, my OneNote was set up so that whenever I selected the line
    > tool or arrow tool, and drew a line or arrow, OneNote would then
    > automatically switch back to the default pointer so I could go back to typing
    > or resizing objects. It doesn't do that anymore - when I draw a line or
    > arrow, the line/arrow tool stays selected, and I have to go and click the
    > "Type Text or Select Objects" button to go back to the pointer.
    >
    > I must have changed some setting, but I can't work out what or where it is.
    > Can anyone help?


    If I understand you right, then it's

    Tools, Options, Pen, 3rd option.

    Bernd
     
  3. Kwekubo

    Kwekubo Flightless Bird

    Re: Automatic switching between the line/arrow tool and the pointe

    "Bernd" wrote:

    > If I understand you right, then it's
    >
    > Tools, Options, Pen, 3rd option.
    >
    > Bernd
    > .
    >


    Unfortunately I've tried that, but it hasn't worked - the option is already
    checked! I select the checkbox, click OK, exit OneNote (as the program
    suggests), then re-open, but nothing happens.

    Does this suggest something has gone wrong with my OneNote installation?

    -Kwekubo
     
  4. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    Re: Automatic switching between the line/arrow tool and the pointe

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    >
    > "Bernd" wrote:
    >
    >> If I understand you right, then it's
    >>
    >> Tools, Options, Pen, 3rd option.
    >>
    >> Bernd
    >> .
    >>

    >
    > Unfortunately I've tried that, but it hasn't worked - the option is already
    > checked! I select the checkbox, click OK, exit OneNote (as the program
    > suggests), then re-open, but nothing happens.
    >
    > Does this suggest something has gone wrong with my OneNote installation?
    >
    > -Kwekubo



    Mmmmmhh ...
    I tested it on my ON again and it worked, checked or unchecked ...

    I'm afraid I'm of no further help ;-)

    Bernd
     
  5. Kwekubo

    Kwekubo Flightless Bird

    Re: Automatic switching between the line/arrow tool and the pointe

    Thanks for trying, but I've worked out what happened! The little button with
    three stacked rectangles in the drawing toolbar was selected. Its tooltip
    just says "Duplicate shapes", but what that really seems to mean is, "Keep
    drawing the same shape until I select something else."

    -Kwekubo

    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    > >
    > > "Bernd" wrote:
    > >
    > >> If I understand you right, then it's
    > >>
    > >> Tools, Options, Pen, 3rd option.
    > >>
    > >> Bernd
    > >> .
    > >>

    > >
    > > Unfortunately I've tried that, but it hasn't worked - the option is already
    > > checked! I select the checkbox, click OK, exit OneNote (as the program
    > > suggests), then re-open, but nothing happens.
    > >
    > > Does this suggest something has gone wrong with my OneNote installation?
    > >
    > > -Kwekubo

    >
    >
    > Mmmmmhh ...
    > I tested it on my ON again and it worked, checked or unchecked ...
    >
    > I'm afraid I'm of no further help ;-)
    >
    > Bernd
    > .
    >
     
  6. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    Re: Automatic switching between the line/arrow tool and the pointe

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Thanks for trying, but I've worked out what happened! The little button with
    > three stacked rectangles in the drawing toolbar was selected. Its tooltip
    > just says "Duplicate shapes", but what that really seems to mean is, "Keep
    > drawing the same shape until I select something else."
    >
    > -Kwekubo
    >

    Thank you for that information/observation !

    Bernd
     

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