Custom commands can really make your work go more quickly. Even if they save only a fraction of a second, they make you feel like you’re saving time — that extra smoothness is very satisfying!
Here’s one that I like. It creates a 1-segment line. Yes, I could press Enter to end the LINE command, but since I often create just one line segment, it’s nice not to have to do that extra step.
Here’s the 1LINE command that I created. Yup, it’s pretty simple!
(The underscore before “line” allows for translation and isn’t necessary most of the time.)
The backslashes pause for you to specify the start and end points of the line. The semi-colon ends the command. I have an old tip on ways to end the LINE command quickly here.
I explain how to create a custom command here.
When you combine a custom command with a keyboard shortcut (I explain how here), you have something powerful.
I use Shift+1 to execute my 1LINE custom command.
What custom commands do you use and how do you access them?
Do you have a favorite command? Please share it and how you execute it.