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Chapter 8. Multiple items > To align items:

To align items:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool.

2.
Shift-click on each of the items that are to be aligned

or

Position the cursor outside the items to be aligned, then press and drag a marquee around them. The Space/Align command will move a locked item.

3.
Choose Item menu > Space/Align (Ctrl-,).

4.
Check the Horizontal or Vertical box

5.
Click the Space button.

6.
In the Space field, enter a positive or negative number between 0" and 10" in any measurement system in an increment as small as .001 to move the items to the left or the right if Horizontal is checked or upward or downward if Vertical is checked. Think of the Space field as an offset field.

or

Enter 0 to align the items along their edges or centers.

7.
Choose from the between drop-down menu.

8.
Click Apply to preview.

9.
Click OK or press Enter

Tip

If you align a picture and an accompanying caption, remember to account for any Text Inset value above zero, which would push the text slightly inward from the left edge of its box.



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