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Position Submenus

These Element menu submenus enable you to size and position elements on the diagram, relative to each other.

The Alignment Sub-Menu

Use the Alignment sub-menu to align the selected element(s) to each other.

Menu Option &Function Keys

Use to

Left  [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Left]

Align left edges of elements.

Right  [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Right]

Align right edges of elements.

Top  [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Up]

Align top edges of elements.

Bottom  [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Down]

Align bottom edges of elements.

Centers

Align centers of elements, horizontally or vertically.

The Make Same Sub-Menu

Use the Make Same sub-menu to make the selected elements the same width, the same height or both.

The Z Order Sub-Menu

Use the Z Order sub-menu to move the selected element(s) back, forward, to the front of all other elements or behind all other elements.

The Size Sub-Menu

Use the Size sub-menu to make the selected element(s) wider, narrower, taller or shorter by one increment. Alternatively, press [Ctrl]+["], [!], [#] or [$].

The Move Sub-Menu

Use the Move sub-menu to move the selected element(s) left, right, up or down by one increment. Alternatively, press [Shift]+["], [!], [#] or [$].

The Space Evenly Sub-Menu

Use the Space sub-menu to distribute the selected elements evenly.

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to

Across  [Alt]+[-]

Space elements evenly, horizontally.

Down  [Alt]+[=]

Space elements evenly, vertically.