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Repositioning Elements Manually

If you aren't happy with the position of an element, you can always move it.

To reposition an element with the selection tool:

  1. Position the selection tool over the element you want to move.

    The element doesn't need to be selected, although it can be. The selection tool displays the selection icon as it hovers over the element.

  2. Click the element, and drag it to the desired location (Figure 3.14).

    Figure 3.14

    Figure 3.14 Use the selection tool to select and drag an element to a new location.

    An outline preview appears to help you position the element as you drag it.

  3. Release the mouse button.

    The element is now selected and in its new location.

To reposition an element with the arrow keys:

  1. In the Toolbar, select the selection tool.
  2. Select the element you want to move.
  3. Use one of the four arrow keys on the keyboard to move the element in 1-pixel increments.

    The up-arrow key moves the element toward the top of the Stage. The down-arrow key moves the element toward the bottom of the Stage. The right-arrow key moves the element toward the right side of the Stage. The left-arrow key moves the element toward the left side of the Stage.

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