Positioning objects

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

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-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 center anchor point, or other anchor point, of the object.

You can also move an object to another page. For more information, see “To move an object to another page.”


To move an object

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Select an object.
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Point to the center of the bounding box.
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When the position cursor appears, drag the object to a new position in the drawing.

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You can move an object to another page by dragging the object over a page number tab at the bottom of the document window and then dragging the object into the document window.

To move an object while drawing

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Start drawing a shape such as a rectangle, ellipse, or polygon.
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Hold down the right mouse button without releasing the left mouse button, and drag the unfinished object to its new position.
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Release the right mouse button, and continue drawing.

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Moving an object while drawing


To nudge an object

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To
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.


To set nudge distances

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Click Tools CorelDRAW onestep Positioning objects Options.
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In the Document list of categories, click Rulers.
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Type a value in the Nudge box.
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Type a value in one of the following boxes:
Super nudge
Micro nudge

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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 CorelDRAW onestep Positioning objects Save settings as default.

To position an object by x and y coordinates

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Select an object.
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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.

To position an object by changing the anchor point

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Select an object.
2.
 
Click Window CorelDRAW onestep Positioning objects Dockers CorelDRAW onestep Positioning objects Transformations CorelDRAW onestep Positioning objects Position.
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Disable the Relative position check box in the Transformations docker.
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Type values in the following boxes:
H — lets you specify a value for the position of an object along the horizontal axis
V — lets you specify a value for the position of an object along the vertical axis
5.
 
Enable the check box that corresponds to the anchor point that you want to set.
6.
 
Click Apply.

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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 Transformation docker, the position of the center anchor point is identified as 0,0 in the H and V boxes. When you specify a different position in the H and V boxes, the values represent a change from the current position as measured from the center anchor point of the object.

Positioning objects