Neaten Layout

The Neaten layout attempts to arrange the selected elements into a grid based on their horizontal and vertical proximity to each other. Elements that share the same row or column are aligned based on the Column Snap and Row Snap parameters.

Neaten

To invoke this layout, follow the steps below:

  1. Follow the general Layout Diagrams procedure, and at step 3 select Neaten.
  2. In the Threshold (px) field, type the height or width distance, in pixels, at which elements should be considered to be in the same row or column. A lower threshold value produces a tighter result, with only elements that are extremely similar - vertically or horizontally - considered to be in the same row or column.
  3. In the Column Snap field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate alignment for elements in the same column.
  • Left - elements are aligned with the left edge of the left-most element in the column
  • Center - elements are aligned with the vertical center of the center-most element in the column
  • Right - elements are aligned with the right edge of the right-most element in the column.
  1. In the Row Snap field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate alignment for elements in the same row.
  • Top - elements are aligned with the top edge of the highest element in the row
  • Center - elements are aligned with the horizontal center of the center-most element in the row
  • Bottom - elements are aligned with the bottom edge of the lowest element in the column.