Arrow shapes that work like in Keynote

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2021-01-22 16:47:27

The built-in basic arrow shapes work in a weird way compared to my expectations. I want to be able to independently reposition the ends of the arrow, without moving the whole arrow shape. I want the arrow head style to be configurable, and its size to be tied to the stroke weight.

This is how arrows work in Keynote, for example. The basic line shape in Pixelmator works in similar ways, allowing you to reposition the ends independently.

Am I missing something? How can I get or work with arrow shapes in Pixelmator, similar to how they work in Keynote?

I'm running Pixelmator Pro Version 2.0.3 Junipero on macOS.
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2021-01-22 17:49:44

I think if you Control Click on your arrow and choose make editable you can edit your arrow. See if that works.
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2021-01-22 19:06:30

Thanks for the tip. Just tried that out.

"Make editable" allows me to distort the arrow in weird ways, like an arbitrary polygon. It does not preserve the structure of the arrow or allow for natural manipulations like in Keynote.