- Types of Frames
- Creating Basic Shapes
- Selecting Objects
- Moving Objects
- Replicating Objects
- Resizing Objects
- Using the Transform Tools
- Using the Transform Panel
- Using the Transform Commands
- Using the Arrange Commands
- Aligning Objects
- Smart Dimensions; Smart Spacing
- Grouping and Pasting Into Objects
- Using the Control Panel for Objects
- Using the Measure Tool
- Using the Info Panel with Objects
- Locking Objects
- Selecting Frames
The simplest way to position an object on a page is to drag it to a new position, but you can also move objects by using menu and keyboard commands, or by typing specific numerical locations into a dialog box, as you’ll learn later in this chapter.
To move an object by dragging:
- Choose the Selection tool in the Tools panel.
- Click the object you want to move. A bounding box with eight handles appears around the object. This indicates the object is selected.
Position the Selection tool on the edges of the bounding box (but not on the handles of the bounding box).
You can also move an object more precisely. One way to do this is with the Move command in the Transform menu.
To use the Move command:
- Select the object or objects.
- Use the Horizontal and Vertical fields to move the object along those axes.
- Use the Distance field to move the object an absolute distance.
- Use the Angle field to set the angle along which the object moves.
Click ok to move the original object.
Click Copy to create a duplicate of the object in the new position.
To copy an object as you drag: