thanks, yes, It's behaving now.
It takes a mouse click to indicate the starting point, and a
shift-click to indicate the end. Holding shift in advance of the final
click shows you where it will draw. Makes perfect sense now, but I was
so expecting it to be a drag operation to draw the line (like it is
when it's a freehand line) that I couldn't see the wood for the trees.
Thanks all, especially Marco for such prompt and persistent help.
Now I can just quietly put it behind me and slowly stop feeling really
--- Bob Long <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> Did you read the actual straight line tutorial? It's here:
> >> http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Straight_Line/
> Simon Roberts wrote:
> > Nutshell version: no, I'd not seen this, yes, so far as I can make
> > I'm doing what the tutorial says, but no, I don't get any line.
> > I get two crosshairs and a line joining the two as I move the mouse
> > while holding shift (I can constrain the line to certain angles
> > control too) but when I release shift, the whole thing goes away.
> I'm using 2.3.8. I must admit I did not find that tutorial explicit
> or perhaps the method has changed. I had to do this:
> 1. One left click and release of the mouse at the point you want the
> of the line.
> 2. Hold shift down. Hold control down as well if you want constrained
> 3. Move the mouse - a guide line will be drawn - without clicking, to
> you want the end of the line.
> 4. Click and release the mouse button. The line will be drawn.
> 5. Release the shift key.
> Bob Long
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