The Move Tool allows you to select objects on your page. Once selected, the Move Tool allows you to move, rotate, and resize your selected object, as well as change its properties.
The following settings are available on the context toolbar when no objects are selected:
Document Setup—displays a pop-up panel for adjusting document settings.
Preferences—provides access to the Preferences dialog for advanced application settings.
The following settings are available on the context toolbar when individual objects are selected (other settings are shown conditional on the type of object selected):
Fill—click the color swatch to display a pop-up panel to update fill color.
Stroke—click the color swatch to display a pop-up panel to update stroke color.
Stroke properties—set the stroke style, width, joins, cap ends, order and arrowhead settings via a pop-up panel.
Lock Children—when checked, any child object(s) of a selected ungrouped object cannot be altered when the selected object is transformed. Great for maintaining the size, position and aspect ratio of a clipped picture when resizing its parent object.
Enable Transform Origin—displays a movable transform origin about which the object can be rotated.
Hide Selection while Dragging—when selected, the object's selection box is temporarily hidden when transforming the object. If this option is off, the selection box remains visible during transformation. The selected behavior persists across all objects unless it is manually switched.
Show Alignment Handles—when selected, displays alignment handles at the center and edges of the selected object. Hovering over these handles displays a floating guideline across the page. You can drag the handles to position the center or edges of the selected object in line with this guide.
Transform Objects Separately—when selected, where multiple objects are selected, they can be be resized, rotated and sheared independently of each other instead of transforming the bounding box.
Cycle Selection Box—after reshaping, rotating, or shearing the object, this option toggles the selection box between a Base box (honors the transform), Regular bounds (ignores transform) or Planar bounds (fitting to an isometric grid if active).
Convert to Curves—converts the selected object into a series of connected lines and nodes.
The following settings are available on the context toolbar when multiple objects are selected:
Align Horizontal—align objects according to Left or Right edges, or by Center.
Align Vertical—align objects according to Top or Bottom edges, or by Middle
Group—converts selected objects into a group for easier selection and modification.*
Ungroup—splits selected group into individual objects for focused manipulation.*