Settings can be adjusted from the Alignment pop-up panel on the Toolbar:
- Align to—the pop-up menu sets the alignment criteria for the operation. For example, you can align in relation to Selection Bounds, page Spread, page Margin or the first (or last) object selected during a multi-object selection (by marquee drag over or selection with ). If margins are not set, alignment is to the page edge instead.
To align layer content:
- Select your layer contents.
- 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 Done.
- From the Alignment menu, select an alignment option.
For aligning layer content across multiple layers, settings can also be adjusted from the context toolbar, but always in relation to selection bounds:
- Align Horizontal—aligns selected layers' contents using the Left edges, Centre points, or Right edges of the layer content.
- Align Vertical—aligns selected layers' contents using the Top edges, Centre points (Middle), or Bottom edges of the objects.
When enabled, alignment handles appear as you drag content, allowing you to place it precisely by lining it up in accordance with other content in your document. Alignment handles are especially useful for aligning the edges or centres of multiple selections to other page content or guides.
To add alignment handles to a selection:
- With content selected, click on the Move tool.
- From the context toolbar, select Show Alignment Handles. When selected, alignment handles are displayed at the centre and edges of the selection. Hovering over these handles displays a floating guideline across the page. You can drag the handles to position the centre or edges of the selection in line with this handle.
- Alignment handles can be used to align the selection to a given position on the spread. This position can be snapped for accuracy.