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How to customise the width and height of your blocks?

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How to customize the width and height of your blocks?

It is possible to change the width and height according to your specific needs. You can do this on each of the blocks’ settings. There are two methods in which you can resize a block on your canvas. 

Customise block height

Click on the block you want to resize to select it. There will be a white semi-transparent bar defining the boundaries between the blocks. A two-way arrow will appear when you mouse-over this bar. Click on it and drag to resize the block height. A tiny black box will appear to show you the size height to guide you as you resize. Please note that this method allows you to quickly resize the height of the block only. If you would like to resize both width and height, please follow the method below.

Customise block width and height

Click on the block you want to resize to select it. There are six buttons on the left of the block. Click the cog-shaped button (at the bottom) for Settings. It opens up a menu to change the width and height. *After you've entered the pixel width or height, press the Enter/ Return key to apply the changes.*

Piktochart provides pre-set width e.g. 600, 800, and 1280 pixels width. If you would like a customized width, open the drop-down menu under Canvas Width and choose Custom. A text box to input your desired infographic width should appear. Please note that changing the width on any block will apply the changes to all blocks. You can also input your desired height (in pixels) for the selected block. 

Friendly Pikto-Reminder for optimized performance and downloads: Please keep your Piktochart under 30,000 pixels for height. In addition, try not to exceed 1980 pixels for width as most machines are not sufficient to handle this large of a file. If you have already started, please separate and create new files by copying your infographic blocks onto another infographic.

 

What is 'Resize Content'?

The checkbox 'Resize Content' will scale all objects within the selected block accordingly as the block size changes. For example, if the infographic block size is reduced, all object will shrink accordingly. Changing each object’s size separately will not be needed, hence  saving previous time!

If 'Resize Content' is unticked, any changes made on the selected block size will only affect the block, and all objects remain untouched. Note that the width changes will take place from the right side of the block!

 

Can I change the width and height for Presentation formats?

Our Presentation format templates are scaled to a 4:3 ratio and the option to customize the height of an individual block is disabled. This is because Presentation formats are optimized for presentation purposes - the size is purposed to fit nicely on a projector screen. However, users may customize the width; the infographic block height will scale accordingly.

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