A Text Leader consists of a reference line with an arrowhead and the attached text.

To draw a Text Leader

  1. Choose the Graphics » Dimension » Text Leader command or click the tool in the toolbar.

  2. Position the pointer and click on the first point to start drawing the reference line.

  3. Complete the first segment by specifying its end point. You can use the pointing device or you can open the dialog box for entering values. In the dialog box, the coordinates of the endpoint can be specified as follows:

    • By typing the point coordinates directly.

    • By specifying the offset from the starting point.

    • Specifying the inclination of the line relative to the horizontal axis and its length.

  4. Drag the mouse and click to draw additional segments of the reference line.

  5. To end, activate the tool menu with the secondary mouse button and choose the End command or press ENTER.

  6. The Object properties: Text Leader dialog box opens where you can enter the text.

The Text Leader is created in the current style.

Commands and options

See also