Positioning and Sizing Objects

The Size and Position groups on the Layout tab contain options to position and size objects. Objects can also be positioned and resized using the mouse and keyboard. Objects can also be repositioned by dragging them to a new location with the mouse or with the keyboard.

 

Change the size or position of any object in the Size or Position group on the Layout tab.

 

Horizontal and Vertical Position

Use the horizontal position (X) and the vertical position (Y) to set the X, Y position on the page for most objects. To change the location, highlight the existing value and type the desired value. Or, click the buttons to increase or decrease the position. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change.

 

The X, Y location of the cursor is displayed in the status bar. This can be a good source of reference.

 

Width and Height

Use the W and H controls to set the width and height of the selected object. To change the size, highlight the existing value and type the desired value. Or, click the buttons to increase or decrease the size. Press ENTER on the keyboard to make the change.

 

Stretching a map with the Layout | Size | W and Layout | Size | H fields does NOT maintain the internal scale of the map. Use the Scale page in the Properties window to change the map size. Fix the internal scale of a stretched map by selecting the map and using the Identity (Clear transforms) option in the Transform command.

 

 

See Also

Selecting Objects

Resize Objects

Lock Position

Layout Tab Commands