Controlling Freeform pen tool!?

From: Eric
Date: 04 Apr 2004
Time: 20:28:31
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How on earth is one supposed to control this freeformed pen tool w/ any amount of accuracy. How does one make a straight line or even follow something? Plus the maipulation makes no sense to me at all, especially when trying to use the normal pen tool.. Please help me with this! There has to be a better way!