Positioning Graphic Elements
You can position elements visually by dragging them around the Stage using the selection tool. You can also position a selected item numerically by entering its x- and y-coordinates in the Property inspector or the Info panel.
To position elements numerically
- Select an element on the Stage and open the Property inspector and Info panel.
The Property inspector’s Position and Size section displays coordinates for the element’s registration point . The Info panel can display coordinates for the element’s registration point or transformation point . (See the sidebar “How Flash Tracks Elements” in this chapter.)
The Position and Size section of the Property inspector displays the x- and y-coordinates of the element’s registration point. This drawing-object’s registration point (its upper-left corner) is 100 pixels to the right along the horizontal axis and 50 pixels down the vertical axis.
- To set the element’s horizontal position, use the X hot-text control to enter a new x-coordinate in either panel.
- To set the element’s vertical position, use the Y hot-text control to enter a new y-coordinate in either panel.