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Chapter 3. Tools of the Trade > Manipulating Items

Manipulating Items

Once you've created a page element (item) such as a picture box or a line, what can you do with it? A lot. In this section I talk about how to move, rotate, skew, resize, reshape, lock, duplicate, suppress the printout of, and delete items. Remember that I'm talking only about the items themselves here, so you often need to select the items with the Item tool to make most of these changes.

Moving Items

You can move a page element in several ways. First, if you're an interactive type, you can select the Item tool, then click on the object and drag it. Or, if you have the Content tool selected, you can get the Item tool temporarily by holding down the Command key, which lets you move an item, too. (However, note that if you have more than one object selected, Command-dragging with the Content tool moves a single item in the group, not the whole group.)


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