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How to use the line tool to draw a continuous line with corners in Illustrator?


Question

I'm trying to create a box with a lot of corners in it but it would be helpful if I could make the corners without having a break in the lines. Is there a way to draw lines continuously without any breaks at all?

2016/07/21
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7/21/2016 5:10:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Use the pen tool, it does what you want as long as you click the corner point and do not attempt to drag the segment. Line tool can not make a polyline just individual lines.

Though, its also no problem to click drag multiple times and join the lines with shapebuilder or ctrl + j afterward. It may seem like a extra step but given you often need to compose lines and shapes separately to do proper T-junctions for example it's not exactky as wasteful as it seems

2016/07/21
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7/21/2016 5:41:00 PM