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Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

(OP)
When "Connect Segments" is selected for the Pen Tool in PSP X8, I can draw a Bezier curve; but then drawing straight lines becomes impossible. I played with all the settings, after which I was able to simply continue clicking to draw a straight. But I cannot replicate what I did to correct the problem. So there is a remedy. In the manual, the essential step is omitted. Can somebody lend me a hand and tell me how to draw a straight line with the Pen Tool after a drawing a Bezier curve?

RE: Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

(OP)
I found a workaround:

After drawing a Bezier curve, right-click in any part of screen -> point to "Node Type" -> Line After. PSP will now permit drawing a straight, without adding an uncontrollable curve. The step must be repeated after each curve to continue adding nodes for straight lines. I regard this labor as a bug in the software.

RE: Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

Hello,
I also use PSP8 on a regular basis but have never come across this problem. I will try and emulate what you describe and let you know what happens.
Will get back to yuo asap.

RE: Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

(OP)
I will eagerly wait to learn about your experience.

RE: Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

Will be able to give it some time at the end of this week when work has calmed down.

RE: Can't draw a straight line after a Bezier curve

I can't seem to emulate what you did. Everything seems to be working okay as far as I can see. I have not used the pen tool a great deal though. When I have had rare but similar problems with other tools, I reload the program with the discs supplied, this then enables normal functioning.
Hope this may help.

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