Dynamic Corners Preferences

The Dynamic Corners preferences dialog can be brought up in three ways: by choosing Dynamic Corners Preferences... in the flyout menu of the panel; by double-clicking on the Dynamic Corners tool icon in the toolbar; or by pressing the Return/Enter key when the Dynamic Corners tool is selected.

Dynamic Corners Preferences

Dynamic Corners Preferences

1. Display Radius Arrow

When enabled, unselected corners are drawn with an arrow from its radius point to its segments.

2. Radius Point Style

Specifies the style to use (circle or crosshair) when drawing Dynamic Corners’ radius points.

3. Annotation Color

Chooses the color to use for corner annotation (red, blue or black).

4. Recall Last Used Between Sessions

When enabled, each time Illustrator is launched the Dynamic Corners panel will be restored to its previous settings, rather than its default settings.

5. Show Radius Annotation

When enabled, the radius of the corner under the cursor will be displayed next to the cursor.

6. Select Similar Tolerance

Specifies the tolerance to use with the menu command Select Similar-Radius Corners on Selected Paths.

7. Allow Hover Conversion of Individual Corners

Allows the Dynamic Corners tool to recognize and convert non-dynamic corners which are unlocked and under the cursor (see Dynamic Corners Tool: Creating New Corners).

8. Use Strict Tolerance

When enabled, hover converting a corner uses the stricter tolerance values as per the flyout menu command Convert to Dynamic Corners (Strict).

9. Confirm Corner Conversion

After converting corners with one of the panel flyout menu commands, a confirmation message is briefly displayed on-screen, indicating the number of paths which were successfully converted.

10. Selection Change Deselects Corners

When enabled, selecting or deselecting artwork automatically deselects all Dynamic Corners.

11. Remove Dynamic Status of All Corners When Tool is Deselected

When enabled, the dynamic status of all Dynamic Corners in the document is removed when switching to another tool. To edit these corners again, they would need to be converted back to Dynamic Corners.

12. Slow-Drag Divider

The amount to “gear down” the cursor movement when a slow-drag is being performed. It can range from 1.0 (which results in no reduction in speed) to 100.0 (extreme reduction), with a default of 5.0. See Dynamic Corners Tool: Creating New Corners.

13. Reset Warning Dialogs Button

If one or more of Dynamic Corners’ warning dialogs have been suppressed using the “Don’t Show Again” checkbox, pressing this button will re-enable those warnings.

14. Informational area

Shows a brief description of each preference setting when the cursor is being held over it.