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LayOut’s line and shape tools make it easy to draw visual elements that give your document a polished look. These tools can help you organize content on each page so your audience can easily follow along. For example, you might add a titleblock to convey basic information or highlight a detail in your project with a clipping mask, as shown in the following figure.
When you first open LayOut, by default, you see two dialog boxes: Tip of the Day and Getting Started. Tip: If you like seeing the tips, you can click Next to browse through more of them. If you prefer to skip the tips, deselect the Show Tips on Startup checkbox to tell LayOut you’d rather not see this dialog box. When you’re done with the tips, click the Close button.
If you’re new to creating documents and presentations in LayOut, a quick tour of the interface and few mousing tips can help orient you to LayOut’s basic tools and features. Parts of the LayOut interface, like the Measurements box and some of the mousing tricks, look and feel like SketchUp. Other parts, like some menus and dialog boxes, are unique to LayOut. Ready to tour the interface? Let the following sections be your guide.