Line

Line tool in toolbar

You can draw two types of lines below on the Marimba board.

  • Straight line : Independent item like pen drawing and shape
    • Start and end point can be set
  • Connection line : Line that can be connected to another item.
    • Start and end point can be set
      • these points can be connected to other item.
    • Center point can be set
      • so that the curvature can be determined.

Choose whichever you need 🙂

🙋‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️ Marimba’s suggestion

– When drawing some graph or table : Straight line
– Need a curve or a connection to the item : Connection line 😉

How can I draw line?

👉 Activate the shape tool

  • Select one of the line on drawing toolbar, or
    • 2 straight lines | 1 connection line
  • Press keyboard shortcuts to activate.
    • L(Straight line)

✌️ On drawing toolbar set the options below

  • Line color
  • Line thickness
  • Type of the line

🤟 and freely drag to draw line.
If you want to darw at a special angle, such as 30˚ or 45˚, press Shift while drawing!

How can I connect the line to item?

There are two ways.

👉 You can connect to the item right away when drawing the connection line.

  • If you start/end drawing on top of a item
  • start/end point is connected to the item.

✌️ Connect the drawn connection line to the item

  • Select just one connection line → Start, End (and center) point is shown.
    • When you end drawing connection line it is selected right away.
  • Drag start/end point to the item you want to connect.

You can also disconnect with items in the same way. 🙂

I’d like to change the shape of the line.

There are two ways,

👉 You can move each point of the line to anywhere

  • Select just one line and click and drag the each point.
    • Straight line have → Start and End point
    • Connection line have → Start, End and Center point

✌️ Move the connected item, connection line will be changed to an appropriate shape.

  • The connection line between the two items changes in shape in response to the movement of each item.

📍 However, in the case below, the shape of the connection line is maintained and only the position is moved.

  • If you move an item connected to only one side of the line
  • When moving both items which are connected to one line together

How can I select the line?

There are two ways,

👉 With select tool is activated

I’d like to adjust the length of the line.

There are two ways,

👉 Select just one line and drag start and end point, or

✌️ Select more than two lines and drag the purple dot on the bottom-right corner.

I want to move line.

Click and drag the line you want to move.

I’d like to change the style of the line.

Select one or more lines and you can see the menu bar.

On the left side of the menu bar, you can change the start and end point shape,

and on the right side, you can change the line color, thickness and type.

  • Click the color button of the menu bar to
    • change the stroke color
    • and turn on/off the fill option
  • Click the thickness button to
    • change the stroke thickness among 5 options.
  • Click the type button to
    • change the stroke type among 3 options.
      • solid line, dotted line, or broken line

Did you choose several? You can change the selected items to the same style at once like below.

👉 Start and End point shape → Line
✌️ Color and thickness → Pen drawing, shape and line
🤟 Type → Shape and line

📍If you select with other items such as text and image, you can’t see the related menu.
If you want to change the color and thickness of several lines, please select only pen drawing, shape, straight line and connection line. ☺️

I want to have more color.

Marimba provide 12 colors for items by defualt.
If you want to have more, press + button at the bottom.

👉 Choose the color you want from the color palette, or

✌️Enter the 6-digit color code

Up to 12 custom colors can be stored.

Right-click on the added color to change or delete the saved color.

I want to erase the line!

You can delete the line drawn on the board as follows.

👉 Click erase tool on drawing toolbar

  • Drawing toolbar can be opened by clicking the pen tool on main toolbar.
  • Press E key of your keyboard to activate erase tool quickly.

✌️ Select the line and press the Delete key on your keyboard, it will be deleted immediately. 💥

Did you delete it by mistake?

Don’t panic. Undo with Commnad (Ctrl)+Z and recovery is complete!