I am trying to draw a line in QGIS3. I create the appropriate Shapefile layer, click on the editing pencil, select add feature and draw the line. However the resulting line does not seem to be drawn in the shapefile layer. I can see the line but can't select it or delete it. When I make all the layers invisible the line remains, as if it's not attached to any layer but just on the canvas. I can't save the shapefile layer, presumably because it thinks nothing has been added because the line is somehow elsewhere. Any ideas?

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    Do you finish drawing the line by clicking the right mouse button? – Kadir Şahbaz May 15 '18 at 13:25
  • No, you are right. I hadn't finished drawing the line, so it was just stuck in a kind of purgatory. When I finished by control clicking (I was using a trackpad on laptop), it worked fine. Thanks – Rick Lyons May 16 '18 at 9:22

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