Adjust the position and size of objects
Objects can be freely placed, which allows for flexibility, but can lead to overlaps or misalignments—particularly when pasting between layers. Fortunately, you can quickly clean up object positions.
Snap objects to a grid
Choose View > Snap Positions from the Environment menu bar.
The objects are aligned to an invisible grid.
It’s useful to leave this setting turned on, but you should turn it off if you want to manually move an object by a few pixels.
Align selected objects horizontally or vertically
Choose Options > Clean up > Align Objects.
The upper-left object stays where it is. The position of the next object determines whether the objects are aligned in a row or a column. If it’s to the right of the upper-left object, all objects are aligned horizontally (in a row). If it’s below the upper-left object, all objects are aligned vertically (in a column).
Align selected objects to the invisible grid
Choose Options > Clean up > Positions by Grid.
Align objects using key commands
Use the following key commands to move selected objects one pixel in the relevant direction, even when the grid is turned on:
Object move left
Object move right
Object move up
Object move down
Resize an object
Drag the object’s bottom-right corner.
Resize a selected object to its default value
Choose Options > Clean up > Size by Default.
Resize selected objects using key commands
Use the following key commands to decrease or increase the width or height of selected objects by 1 pixel:
Object Width −1 Pixel
Object Width +1 Pixel
Object Height −1 Pixel
Object Height +1 Pixel