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Chapter 4. Text Input > To reposition a text box or any other item using the Me...

To reposition a text box or any other item using the Measurements palette:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Click on the item you want to reposition.

3.
Enter a new number in the X field on the Measurements palette to change the horizontal position of the box relative to the ruler origin , which, unless you change it, is located at the uppermost left corner of the document.

Figure 3. To position an object very precisely, enter new X and/or Y values on the Measurements palette.


and/or

Enter a new number in the Y field on the Measurements palette to change the vertical position of the box relative to the ruler origin.

4.
Press Return/Enter .

Figure 4. After pressing Return/Enter, the X pica value is converted into its equivalent in the default measurement unit, which in this case is inches.


TIP

To use arithmetic in the X or Y field, enter “+” after the current number, then the amount you want to add. To subtract, enter “-”; to multiply, enter “*”, or to divide, enter “/”.


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