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Many people know the trick that if you drag a color onto the page from the color line while holding the Ctrl key, you set the page background to be that color. But did you know that this even works with named colors - and this means you can change the page color in real time, just by editing the named color. Try it, it's very cool.
Shape-shifting Quickshape Shortcuts
If you double click on any of the four control points of an ellipse, the ellipse becomes a circle. If you click on any of the control points of a rectangle, the corners become curved. And, the curvature can be edited. Double click on the X on the inside of an ellipse and the ellipse becomes a hexagon. And double click the X in the center of a rectangle and the rectangle becomes an ellipse!
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