horizontal and vertical lines, constraining direction when extending lines

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I need to extend vertical and horizontal arrows, but when I try to extend an arrow (from annotations) I can find no way to constrain is so that it only extends in one direction (much like photoshop or illustrator); when I shorten lines for an animation, they start to deviate from the original plane. Is there something obvious I am missing (not key combinations seem to do this for me)? Or is there a grid I can align things with (previous questions would suggest there is no grid)?

Thanks, Andy
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Gd morning,  I am looking into something like this as well. I would describe it in a slightly different way, for example I need to use underlines quite often (within existing text). And the lines I use are quite thin so it actually pretty hard to get a long and straight (horizontal) line.....

A great option would be to have something like this:
- under the right-click options and additional one that make a line or arrow completely horizontal or vertical.
- under the right-click to be able to specify the length of the line/arrow (this would cover Andy's request, I think)

thanks for considering.

sorry, added at the end that I work with Snagit :-o
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Yes, constraining lines to the grid would be awesome. They're kind of a pain to work with right now.

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