Moving objects a specified distance

When you move an object in CorelDRAW, you move it a specified distance from its current position. By default, you move an object according to its center anchor point, which is also the center of the object. You can change the anchor point to move the object relative to a different center location.

Note that this is different from positioning an object, which involves specifying horizontal and vertical coordinates on the ruler. For more information, see "Positioning objects with precision" on page 271.

To move an object a specified distance

K I Select the object with the Pick tool.

c^J 2 Open the Shape Edit flyout, and click the Free Transform tool.

"f 3 Enable the Relative To Object button on the Property Bar.

The button is enabled when it appears pressed.

£ aim!" "^ui 4 Type values in the X (horizontal) and Y (vertical) Object(s) Position boxes on the Property Bar.

5 Keep the cursor in the X or Y box, and press ENTER.

^ • You can also move an object by selecting it and typing new values in the X and Y Object(s) Position boxes on the Property Bar. These values specify the distance you want to move the object, relative to its current location. Positive values move the object up and to the right; negative values move it down and to the left.

To move an object a specified distance using a different anchor point

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Click Arrange, Transformation, and click the Position button.

3 Enable the Relative Position check box in the Transformation Docker. The values in the H (horizontal) and V (vertical) boxes both change to 0.

4 Enable an Anchor Point check box to assign an anchor point.

The check boxes correspond to the eight selection handles and the object's center.

5 Type values in the H and V boxes to specify the distance you want to move the object.

6 Click the Apply button.

• When you enable the Relative Position check box in the Transformation Docker, the H and V boxes identify the position of the center anchor point as 0,0. When you specify a different anchor point, the values in the H and V boxes represent that anchor point's position relative to the center anchor point (0,0).

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