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Positioning objects in CorelDRAW

Positioning objects in CorelDRAW

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Positioning objects

You can position objects by dragging them to a new location, by nudging, or by specifying their horizontal and vertical position.

Nudging lets you move an object in increments by pressing the Arrow keys. The increment value is known as nudge distance. Micro-nudging lets you move an object by a fraction of the nudge distance. Super-nudging lets you move an object by a multiple of the nudge distance. By default, you can nudge objects in 0.1-inch increments, but you can change this increment value to suit your needs. You can also change micro-nudge and super-nudge values.

To position an object, you can set horizontal and vertical coordinates that are relative to the object’s center anchor point or to another anchor point.

You can also move an object to another page


 

Process to move an object

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To move an object

Drag an object to a new position in the drawing.

You can move an object to another page by dragging the object over a page number tab and then dragging over the page.

 

Process to move an object while drawing

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To move an object while drawing

  1. Start drawing a shape such as a rectangle, ellipse, or polygon.

  2. Hold down the right mouse button without releasing the left mouse button, and drag the unfinished object to its new position.

  3. Release the right mouse button, and continue drawing.


Moving an object while drawing


Process to nudge an object

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To nudge an object

 

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Do the following

Nudge a selected object by the nudge distance

Press an Arrow key.

Nudge a selected object by a fraction of the nudge distance (micro-nudge)

Hold down Ctrl, and press an Arrow key.

Nudge a selected object by a multiple of the nudge distance (super-nudge)

Hold down Shift, and press an Arrow key.

 

Process to set nudge distances

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To set nudge distances

  1. Click Tools Options.

  2. In the Document list of categories, click Rulers.

  3. Type a value in the Nudge box.

  4. Type a value in one of the following boxes:

    • Super nudge

    • Micro nudge

You can also set the nudge distance by deselecting all objects and typing a value in the Nudge offset box on the property bar.
To save the new nudge distances to use in new drawings, click Tools Save settings as default.

 

Process to position an object by x and y coordinates

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To position an object by x and y coordinates

  1. Select an object.

  2. On the property bar, type values in the following boxes:

    • x — lets you position the object on the x-axis

    • y — lets you position the object on the y-axis

  3. Press Enter.

 

Process to position an object by changing the anchor point

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To position an object by changing the anchor point

  1. Select an object.

  2. Click Window   Dockers  Transformations  Position.

  3. Disable the Relative position check box in the Transformations docker.

  4. Type values in the following boxes:

    • H — lets you specify a value for the horizontal position of an object

    • V — lets you specify a value for the vertical position of an object

  5. Enable the check box that corresponds to the anchor point that you want to set.

  6. Click Apply

By default, the point of origin (0,0) is at the lower-left corner of the drawing page.

When you enable the Relative position check box on the Transformations docker, the H and V boxes identify the position of the center anchor point as 0,0. When you specify a different position in the H and V boxes, the values represent a change from the object’s current position as measured from the center anchor point.

 

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