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When it comes to sizing images and graphics on the page, numbers are great for the second, third, and fourth ones in a set. But for the first one, you want to see it the right size, not guess at a number. When you type a percent, and that's actually one percent typed two times (X% and Y% in the Measurements palette), you're guessing—one number after another until "it's good enough." Instead, drag the picture by any handle, pressing all three keys—"lean on the keyboard"—Cmd-Option-Shift or Ctrl-Alt-Shift. Special perk—the box and image are both sized together. The handle opposite the one you drag stays fixed. To size a picture to the width of a column, when the picture is snapped to the left column guide, drag from a handle on the right side. Keep a picture centered in your layout—drag from the top or bottom center handle.

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