How to draw vertical and horizontal straight lines and arrows in Snagit

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Snagit is getting better and added more features in 2018 version and I like it...
My Question..
Is it possible to draw straight lines and arrows either in Horizontal or Vertical direction (without tilt)
This will be very helpful most of the times to draw in line with other text or image
Thanks in advance
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Joe Morgan

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Hold the "Shift " key before you start to draw. 

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You can keep the [Shift]-key pressed while drawing a line or Arrow.
(At least in my Windows 10)
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I learned something new..
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Thanks Joe!

I didn't know this... had some problems on drawing very short red lines
(e.g. if you were to add a red line below the word 'on' above )

The line 'tilted' up and down and kept on doing so for quite a while during my attempts. Couldn't get it straight.

I was about to come up with a suggestion to add tag boxes for H or V lines/arrows, but found your post.