• With LayOut’s Style tool (), you can sample the style settings applied to one entity and apply those same settings to another entity. Say you remove the stroke from a rectangle and fill it with blue, as shown in the following figure. Then you decide to apply the same settings to the orange rectangle. Instead of redoing all that work, use the Style tool to accomplish the same result in two clicks.

  • 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.