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Chapter 4. WORKING WITH OBJECTS >  Using the Transform Commands

Using the Transform Commands

InDesign 1.5 also gives you four transform commands that open dialog boxes. These dialog boxes offer more control than the other transform options.

To use the move transform command:

1.
Select an object or objects.

2.
Choose Object > Transform > Move.This opens the Move dialog box .

Figure 4.29. The Move dialog box lets you move objects numberically.


3.
Use the Horizontal and Vertical fields to move the object along those axis.

4.
Use the Distance field to move the object an absolute distance.

5.
Use the Angle field to set the angle along which the object moves.

6.
Check Move Content to also move any placed graphics.

7.
Click OK to move the original object.

or

Click Copy to duplicate the object.

To use the scale transform command:

1.
Select an object or objects.

2.
Choose Object > Transform > Scale. This opens the Scale dialog box .

Figure 4.30. The Scale dialog box lets you scale objects numberically.


3.
Use the Uniform Scale field to scale the object proportionally.

or

Use the Non-Uniform Horizontal and Vertical fields to scale the object non-proportionally.

6.
Check Scale Content to also scale any placed graphics -.

Figure 4.31. When Scale Content is turned on, the placed image changes size along with the frame.


Figure 4.32. When Scale Content is turned off, the placed image does not change size along with the frame.


7.
Click OK to scale the object.

or

Click Copy to duplicate the object.

To use the rotate transform command:

1.
Select an object or objects.

2.
Choose Object > Transform > Rotate. This opens the Rotate dialog box .

Figure 4.33. The Rotate dialog box lets you rotate objects nuniberically.


3.
Use the Angle field to set how much the object should rotate.

4.
Check Rotate Content to also rotate any placed graphics .

Figure 4.34. When Rotate Content is turned on, the placed image rotates with the frame.


5.
Click OK to rotate the object.

or

Click Copy to duplicate the object.

To use the shear transform command:

1.
Select an object or objects.

2.
Choose Object >Transform >Shear. This opens the Shear dialog box .

Figure 4.35. The Shear dialog box lets you shear objects numberically.


3.
Use the Shear Angle field to set the amount of distortion.

4.
Check one of the Axis options:

  • Horizontal uses the amount in the Angle field to shear along the horizontal axis.

  • Vertical uses the amount in the Angle field to shear along the vertical axis.

  • Angle uses the amount in the Angle field to shear along a specific angle.

5.
Check Shear Content to also shear any placed graphics .

Figure 4.36. When Shear Content is turned on, the placed image rotates with the frame.


6.
Click OK to shear the object.

or

Click Copy to duplicate the object.

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