Author Topic: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines  (Read 1645 times)

Steinfaust

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drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
« on: June 22, 2012, 04:28:14 pm »
Hey,

I want to make a textbox as big as the blue lines but when I try to drag and drop it (to increase the size) it's jumping too far. I can't place the textfbox exactly on the blue line.

Screenshot for understanding me better:
http://puu.sh/COR1

Please help, thanks!

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Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 05:32:35 pm »
Drag-and-drop to position/resize objects is great for getting a general idea of what your document will look like, but isn't very accurate for final placement. Try the Properties Palette (F2 or Windows --> Properties). The first tab (X, Y, Z) will allow you to set the dimensions and position of your object very precisely. :D

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Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 09:08:19 pm »
hi steinfaust

drag and drop is ok – but you need guides (an 'snap to guides' activated…)

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Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 12:16:38 am »
once you have activated the guides, try what kind of wonders a shift click can do :-)

- choose the text or image frame tool
- press down the shift button and without releasing that button click on the area you want to fill

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Re: drag and drop a textfield exactly on the blue lines
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 08:23:27 am »
Just to make things clear: He wants "snap to margins", but I think that is controlled by the "snap to guides" setting.

 

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