Alignment of Objects
The Alignment feature is all about controlling the space between the objects or elements you include in your work. It will help your work look neater in a jiffy, without the hassle of manual estimation and guesswork.
It will allow you to:
Distribute the space between the right and left edges of nearby objects
Distribute the space between the bottom and top edges of nearby objects
The alignment controls can be found grouped under high-level control on the toolbar.
The individual controls can be accessed by activating the high-level control first. These controls will only be activated when at least 3 objects are selected, such that there are at least two intervening spaces.
Distributing Space Between Right & Left Edges
This alignment control distributes the horizontal (between right and left edges) space between the selected objects evenly as shown below.
Distributing Space Between Bottom & Top Edges
This alignment control distributes the vertical (between the bottom and top edges) space between the selected objects evenly as shown below.
If a locked object(s) is selected as part of other unlocked objects to apply the alignment controls, then the locked objects do not participate in intervening space calculation or the movement to distribute objects.
When the alignment is applied however, the locked objects don’t move and they stay in place. The unlocked objects move based on the alignment calculation.
The blue arrows indicate the space between the non-locked objects while the red object is the locked object