Kris (no, not THAT Kris) asks…
Is there some sort of ruler that is built into this software? If not, is there some way to select a table and then specify X and Y coordinates so that I can top left align all of the diagrams that I’m creating. Currently, I am zooming in and switching between diagrams to top left align them but I feel that there has to be a better way to do this. Thanks in advance for the help.
Step One: Enable the Grid
Right-click, Show Grid.
This will give you, not a ruler, but a viewable set of coordinates, so it’s easier to align objects.
Maybe this is a little easier to see on the innerwebs:
This might still be tedious, so…
…let’s say I want to move up the top line of objects ‘up’ a few pixels. But I want to do it all at once, and I want to keep them at EXACTLY the same vertical level.
Multi-select, and then ctrl+drag+drop.
Kent to the Rescue!
Oracle ACE Director Kent Graziano reminds me to tell you about the Edit > Align feature.
Select your objects, and then go to the edit menu and select the appropriate align operation.
and the after:
The first object you select, rules the roost.
When using the Align or Resize menu item, the first object you select with you mouse, defines where to align or how to resize the other objects you select.