Aligning objects

Objects can be aligned on the page accurately using the Alignment commands.

Alignment example

Before and after vertical alignment applied.


Settings can be adjusted from the Alignment pop-up panel on the Toolbar:

Alignment To align objects:
  1. Select multiple objects.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the Toolbar, click Alignment, set the Align To option, then an Align Horizontally or Align Vertically option from the pop-up panel. Click Apply.
    • From the Layer menu's Alignment sub-menu, select an alignment option.

The following settings can also be adjusted from the context toolbar, but always in relation to selection bounds:

Edit All Layers To toggle Edit All Layers:

Alignment handles

When enabled, alignment handles appear as you drag objects, allowing you to place them precisely by lining them up in accordance with other objects in your document. Alignment handles are especially useful for aligning the edges or centres of multiple selected objects to another page object or guide.

Show Alignment Handles To add alignment handles to a selection:
  1. With an object (or objects) selected, click on the Move Tool.
  2. From the context toolbar, select Show Alignment Handles. When selected, alignment handles are displayed at the centre and edges of the selected object. Hovering over these handles displays a floating guideline across the page.
  3. Drag the selected object via any alignment handle (centre or edge) to align it to a page element on the spread. This position can be snapped for accuracy.