CuteDraw 2.0 Help System

Aligning and Distributing Shapes

About align and distribute shapes

Align shapes to a primary shape

Make shapes same size or angle to the primary shape

Distribute shapes

Move shapes center of the page

Auto-align shape to other shapes

About align and distribute shapes

The align box is the minimal bounding box of the shape.

Note Align and distribute command may be ineffective for connector shapes, which is selected, its selection handles appear.

Align shapes to a primary shape

  1. Select the shape to which you want to align other shapes, and then press CTRL and click the shapes you want to align to it.

    The primary shape has a thick magenta outline, you can press TAB to switch the primary shape.

  2. On the Shape menu, click Align.

    You also can use Align Toolbar

  3. .
  4. Click the alignment options you want.

Make shapes same size or angle to the primary shape

  1. Select three or more shapes.

    The primary shape has a thick magenta outline, you can press TAB to switch the primary shape.

  2. On the Shape menu, point to Make Same, you can:

    • Click Same Width on the pop menu to make the shapes' width same with the primary one.

    • Click Same Height on the pop menu to make the shapes' height same with the primary one.

    • Click Same Size on the pop menu to make the shapes' width and height same with the primary one.

    • Click Same Angle on the pop menu to make the shapes' angle same with the primary one.

Also you can click the buttons on Align toolbar.

Note These commands will not effect on connectors.

Distribute shapes

  1. Select three or more shapes.

  2. On the Shape menu, click Distribute.

    You also can use Distribute Toolbar .

  3. Choose a distribution option.

    • For Vertical distribution, the boundaries are defined by the top and bottom shapes in the selection.

    • For Horizontal distribution, the boundaries are defined by the leftmost and rightmost shapes in the selection.

Move shapes center of the page

  1. Select one or more shapes

  2. Do one of following:

    • Click Center Drawing on the Shape menu, the selected shapes will move to the center of the page.

    • Click Center Page Vertically to move the selected shapes to vertical center of the page.

    • Click Center Page Horizontally to move the selected shapes to horizontal center of the page.

Auto-align shape ot other shapes

When you move shape, shape will be automatically snapped into the position has the same X coordinate or same Y coordinate with the other shape on the drawing page, if the shapes' X distance or Y distance is enough small.

Note This is ineffective for connector shapes too.

 

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