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You can use the alignment tools on the Align palette in the Design palette group to precisely line up and arrange objects on your stationery.

Align Center Align Left Align Horizontal Center Align Right Align Bottom Align Vertical Center Align Top Move to Back Move Back Show / Hide Floating Images Enable / Disable Floating Images Float Over Text Float Behind Text Move To Front Move Up

To align or distribute objects, you must first select all the objects you wish to arrange. To select multiple objects, you can either:

  1. Hold down the shift key and then click on each object you wish to arrange.
  2. Click on the Select Objects button in the toolbar and drag a marquee to select all the floating objects you wish to arrange at once.
  3. Choose Select All in the Edit menu to select all objects on one page.

You can select any combination of floating objects, whether they are images, text boxes, or monograms. Once the objects are selected, you can use the menu or toolbar to align or distribute them as desired. If the Relative To Stationery button is pressed, all alignment and distribution tools arrange objects relative to the edges of your page. If it is not pressed, the tools arrange objects relative to each other. Below, the objects were aligned to the horizontal center.

PrintingPress Platinum offers keyboard shortcuts to some key alignment tools to save you time. Click on an object and use the arrow keys to move the object up, down, left or right pixel by pixel. You can use keyboard shortcuts to automatically position your object relative to the margins of your stationery:

  • Control + Home
    Centers the object vertically and horizontally within the stationery.
  • Control + right arrow
    Aligns the right edge of the object with the right edge of the stationery.
  • Control + down arrow
    Aligns the bottom edge of the object with the bottom edge of the stationery.


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