Resetting the center of rotation

By default, an object rotates around a point (called the center of rotation) in the middle of its selection box. If you move the center of rotation, you can reset it to the center again using the Property Bar or the mouse.

To reset the center of rotation using the mouse

1 Double-click the object with the Pick tool.

The rotation and skewing handles appear as two-way arrows, and the center of rotation marker appears in the middle of the box.

2 Hold down CTRL, and drag the center of rotation marker towards the middle of the object.

3 Release the mouse button to snap the marker to the object's center.

To reset the center of rotation for a line, curve, or closed object

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Click the object to display its rotation handles.

3 Hold down CTRL and drag the center of rotation towards the middle of the object.

To reset the center of rotation precisely

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

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

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

The Relative To Object button is enabled when it appears pressed.

4 Type 0,0 in the X (horizontal) and Y (vertical) Center Of Rotation Position boxes.

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

^ • You can also use the Transform toolbar or the Transformation Docker to reset the center of rotation.

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