Ellipse objects allow you to add circles, ovals, or other elliptical shapes to your page. You can use the Vertex Editor to create arcs and pie shapes, pie pieces, wedges, fans, shells, “Pac-Men,” etc. out of ellipse objects.
Ellipse objects can be an important part of your page design. You can use them to add buttons. You can apply fill shading components, such as gradient fills to make marbles, or image fills to create a “periscope” effect. By applying the rotate and skew transformations, you can make a variety of unusual shapes.
The mouse pointer will become a crosshairs, and the ellipse object will display two small control points at the top left and bottom right corners. Two tiny “x’s” will appear at the 3 o’clock position on the circle.
The circle will be redrawn as a pie-shape.
Click and drag the “x’s” and control points in various directions to experiment making other shapes, including pie pieces, wedges, teardrops, fans, watermelon slices, or shells.