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Align tools 5 months 8 hours ago #6178

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I am a new used of Profilelab ver 9. I am wanting more information on the align tool. I am wanting to align rectangles on top of other larger rectangles. Can anyone help me please?
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Align tools 5 months 7 hours ago #6179

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There are some shortcuts that make this easy.You do not say how you want the alignment made, do you want the alignment in the centre, left, right, top or bottom?

Draw a couple of rectangles and have a play.
Select both rectangles,
Type e and both will be centred horizontally
Type c and both will be centred horizontally
(e and then c will centre align).
You can also use T for top,B for bottom, L for left and R for right.


You can also use Layout > Alignment and set default values for the alignment settings.( for example you could set centre horizontally and vertically as a default), then use Align or Ctrl + K to align to centre each time.
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Align tools 4 months 4 weeks ago #6181

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Thanks mate.

I have attached a drawing of what I am trying to do.

I am a school teacher and I want to show the kids the correct way of doing it rather than using the arrow keys.

I will continue to lay with the tools as suggested but if you can help me that would be faster and very much appreciated.

Many thanks,
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Align tools 4 months 4 weeks ago #6183

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To do what you are asking, it would be easier to use "Guides".

Go to options > guides and make sure "Use Guides" is checked.
Also go to View and make sure Show Rulers is checked, when it is checked you will see rulers on two sides of the screen.

You can create a guide anywhere by right clicking on a ruler, the guide can be horizontal or vertical. Once you have created a guide you can move it to any position by hovering over it with the mouse cursor, this should change to a double headed arrow and with this you can move to any other position.

Any object you create will adhere to a guide at it's edge and centre. Try dragging a rectangle slowly across a guide and you will see the guide will highlight as the edge and centre cross the guide. Letting go of the object at this point will stick the object to the guide.

You can also create a guide by selecting an object and using shift + Right click on any one of the 9 selection nubs.




To do what you have shown in your image you can select an object and create guides around it using the shift + right Click, or manually position guides and then move the object to be aligned to the guides using the mouse.
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Align tools 4 months 4 weeks ago #6184

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Thanks heaps. I shall have a play overthe weekend.
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