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Scaling Objects

If an object is too big or too small, it is a simple matter to scale it to a new size.

To scale an object by eye:

1.
Choose the object you want to scale.

2.
Choose the Scale tool in the Tools panel 16.

Figure 16. The Scale tool in the Tools panel.


3.
Move your cursor to the page. Your cursor turns into a star 17.

Figure 17. Position the Scale tool cursor on the point you want the object to scale from.


4.
Position the star on the spot from which you would like the object to scale. This is the transformation point.

5.
Press down on the point you have chosen. Do not release the mouse button.

6.
Drag the cursor away from the transformation point. An outline of the object changes to show how the object is being scaled 18.

Figure 18. Drag with the Scale tool to scale the object up or down.


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Hold the Shift key if you want to constrain the scale to a proportional change.

7.
Release the mouse button when you are satisfied with the size of the scaled object. Your object scales into position.


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