Sizing and stretching objects with precision

Sizing involves changing an object's dimensions horizontally and vertically while maintaining its proportions. Stretching involves increasing an object's size either horizontally or vertically. You can specify precise dimensions to produce an object that is the size and shape you require.

To size an object with precision using the Transformation Docker

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

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

3 Disable the Non-proportional check box to maintain the proportion of width to height.

4 Type a value in either the H (horizontal) box or the V (vertical) box.

The number in the other box changes to reflect the object's new proportional size.

5 Click the Apply button.

To stretch an object with precision using the Transformation Docker

1 Follow steps 1 and 2 from the previous procedure.

2 Enable the Non-proportional check box to specify that the length and width will be sized nonproportionally.

3 Type a value in the H (horizontal) box to specify the object's width.

4 Type a value in the V (vertical) box to specify the object's height.

5 Click the Apply button.

• When you stretch an object by enabling the Non-proportional check box in the Transformation Docker, CorelDRAW lets you enter values in the H (horizontal) or V (vertical) boxes that change the object's original proportions, creating a new ratio between the two values. If you then disable the check box to resize the object, CorelDRAW will resize it based on the new, nonproportional values you just entered. Therefore, if you stretch an object, then decide you want to resize it based on its original proportions, you must first disable the Non-proportional check box and re-enter the original one-to-one proportional values.

f^ • You can also size and stretch an object precisely by selecting it with the Pick tool and entering new values in the Object(s) Size boxes on the Property Bar.

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