Resizing Objects

Resizing Using DesignCentral

Use DesignCentral when you need to adjust the size of objects to a precise numeric value.

  • Select the objects.
  • From the Arrange menu, select Resize
    • (or press Ctrl+K on the keyboard).
  • In DesignCentral, adjust the following parameters:
ArrangeResizeWidth.png Changes the width of the selected objects.
ArrangeResizeHeight.png Changes the height of the selected objects.
ArrangeResizeWidthPercent.png Specifies the percentage that the width will be scaled.
ArrangeResizeHeightPercent.png Specifies the percentage that the height will be scaled.
ArrangeResizeOrigin.png Sets the point in the grid that will remain stationary before and after resizing.
Proportional Checking this option ensures that the selected objects will be resized proportionally in width and height.
Apply scale to all Checking this option will resize all the objects in the document, using the scaling specified for the selected objects.
  • Click Apply

You can also resize using the DesignCentral - Size tab, but some of the above options will not be available.

Resizing by Dragging Control Points

  • Select the objects.
  • Position the cursor on a Scale control point.
  • Click and drag the Scale control point.
    • Hold Ctrl and drag to use the centerline of the objects as a stationary point.
    • Hold Shift and drag to scale the objects disproportionately.

Resizing to Same Size

  • Select the objects.
    • If you select the objects by dragging a bounding box, the size of the first object is used as a reference. If you select the objects by clicking them with Shift pressed, the size of the first selected object is used as a reference.
  • From the Arrange menu, point to Sizing and select either Same Width or Same Height
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