Aligning to a specific object


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Aligning to a specific object

Here is a nice little workaround when you want to align multiple objects to a specific object on the page. So for example, I want to align all these four objects here to the top of item number 1. So if I go ahead and select these four by dragging across them, the default Align To option is to Selection, and that's a relative setting. So if I chose the Align Top button right now, that's going to align these four objects to the topmost object in the selection, which would be number 2. But that's not what I wanted. I wanted the objects all aligned to the top of item number 1.

So how do I do that? Well, it's kind of not necessarily intuitive, but I am going to go ahead and click on object number 1 first, and I am going to lock it. If you remember the Lock command under the Object menu is Lock Position, which means you can't move the object. So if you are trying to align a bunch of selected objects and one of them is locked, by default they have to align to the locked objec...

Aligning to a specific object
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Aligning to a specific object provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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