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.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Left

Align left edges of elements.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Left

 

Right

Align right edges of elements.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Right

 

Top

Align top edges of elements.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Up

 

Bottom

Align bottom edges of elements.

 

Ctrl + Alt + Down

 

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.

In Use Case diagrams, these options are blocked if the Allow Elongated Use Cases option is turned off on the Options dialog Objects page.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Width

Make all selected elements the same width.

 

 

 

Objects

Height

Make all selected elements the same height.

 

 

Both

Make all selected elements the same height and width.

 

 

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.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Forward

Move selected element forward one position in the Z order.

 

 

 

Z Order Elements

Back

Move selected element back one position in the Z order.

 

 

To Bottom

Send selected element behind all other elements.

 

 

To Top

Bring selected element in front of 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.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Wider

Make all selected elements wider.

 

Ctrl + "

 

Narrower

Make all selected elements narrower.

 

Ctrl + !

 

Shorter

Make all selected elements shorter.

 

Ctrl + #

 

Taller

Make all selected elements taller.

 

Ctrl + $

 

The Move Sub-Menu

Use the Move sub-menu to move the selected element(s) left, right, up or down by one increment.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Right

Move all selected elements to the right.

 

Shift + "

 

Left

Move all selected elements to the left.

 

Shift + !

 

Up

Move all selected elements upwards.

 

Shift + #

 

Down

Move all selected elements downwards.

 

Shift + $

 

The Space Evenly Sub-Menu

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

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Across

Space elements evenly, horizontally.

 

Alt + -

 

Down

Space elements evenly, vertically.

 

Alt + =