Fill Type Toolbar

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You can change the type and colour of the fill used to draw a figure using the fill type toolbar.  When you first draw a figure, it will be drawn using the currently selected fill type and colour.  You can also change the fill type of the currently selected figure using the same toolbar.  You have the choice of solid colour or six types of hatching.  Note that the light grey/white checkerboard pattern is used to represent No Shading or Transparent.


You can select a figure's fill colour by pushing the colour button.




The transparency/opacity slider allows you to control the transparency of some shading - in particular shading of closed shapes such as circles, rectangles and polygons.  The following diagrams show the effects of different transparencies - using the same colours each time.