Dashed lines

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Peter Muckle
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Dashed lines

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:31 am

Hi,

Just to note that dashed lines are shown as solid in my Xplains.

Also, is it correct that dashes/dots can't be shown in outline animations (they are shown in a solid line)?

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Peter

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Re: Dashed lines

Unread post by Tim Green » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 am

Hi Peter,

Thanks for reporting this. As far as I can see at the moment, dashed lines are shown correctly for closed shapes, but not for lines and arrows. Outline animations do render as lines, and if you apply one to a shape the line will also remain after the shape has rendered, instead of returning to dashed. Our developers are looking into this. :)
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Re: Dashed lines

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:57 am

Hi Peter,

Update from the developers: Outline animations can only work on closed shapes, not on lines with open ends. We're going to update the help on this and possibly also add a warning in the program.
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Re: Dashed lines

Unread post by Peter Muckle » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks Tim, I thought this might be the case.

I'm using it to show the sequence of lines of stitching, which is still understandable in solid lines. It would be useful if the lines could be shown as dashed once the animation had finished, at the moment I show a duplicate slide without the animations.

Did they look into why (non-animated) dashed lines are showing as solid?

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Peter

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Re: Dashed lines

Unread post by Tim Green » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:16 am

Hi Peter,
Did they look into why (non-animated) dashed lines are showing as solid?
This isn't quite clear yet. I'll post again when I have more information on that. :?
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Re: Dashed lines

Unread post by Tim Green » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:50 am

Hi Peter,

The problem with dashed lines and arrows rendering as solid in output has been fixed with this build:

https://www.helpandmanual.com/download/ ... p-v120.exe
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