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inkuser:
Can the User set the amount of distance something will move by selecting the object and pressing an arrow key on the keyboard?

Right now on my set-up, that amount seems to be 1/2"   Be nice if I could set it to any value.

Thank you for any clues!

inkuser:
It appears that the keyboard arrow increment is tied to the document units.

If your units are points, pressing a keyboard arrow once will move an object 1 point in the direction of the arrow you press. Units in CM? One arrow press will move the item 1cm.

If you need to alter the keyboard arrow increment, you must change the units of the document, then back when you're finished doing your fine moves with the keyboard arrow.

 ::)

utnik:
hi inkuser

with the shift key the movement will be a tenth of the standard and with 'cmd' (on mac, might be 'ctrl' on other systems) it's ten times the standard value.

utnik

a.l.e:
in europe the most common unit for page layout is mm.

as far as i know north america "still" mostly uses inches and picas.

so, if you're in europe, there is no reason for using pt.

and if you're in north america... you should probably avoid using pt... and write a letter to your representative and ask for your country to (really) move to the metric system : - )

as far as i know, the modifiers for the arrow movements are correct for all sane units of measurement (in the past, professional users have given their advice and got the development team to fix the ones that were not correct).

inkuser:

--- Quote from: a.l.e on October 10, 2019, 10:33:55 am --- (in the past, professional users have given their advice and got the development team to fix the ones that were not correct).

--- End quote ---

Many of us who visit this forum are professional users. ;-)

There is solid merit to the idea that North America should change to the metric system, but until that time arrives, designers in North America design within the conventions and standards that are practiced and observed where s/he works.

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