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Alignment involves lining up two or more objects vertically or horizontally, either by their edges or their centers. Almost all diagrams and drawings require aligning certain items with each other. You can rely on rulers, grids, and guides to help you place objects, or you can use these features along with the alignment functions.

Aligning Items Vertically

You can align objects vertically in three different ways:

  • Align objects by their left sides

  • Align objects by their right sides

  • Align objects by their centers

In the following illustration, the objects are aligned by their left sides:

The objects in the select set are moved horizontally from the place where they are selected until they are aligned with the left edge of the leftmost object in the select set.

If two objects are horizontally near one another, one of the objects may be placed behind another object. To avoid this, make sure that the items you select are never to the left or right of one another when you use vertical alignment.

Aligning Items Horizontally

The Align command allows you to horizontally align objects in three different ways:

  • Align objects by their tops

  • Align objects by their bottoms

  • Align objects by their centers

In the following illustration, the objects are aligned horizontally by their tops:

The objects in the select set are moved vertically from the place where they are selected until they are aligned with the top edge of the top-most object in the select set.

If two objects are vertically near one another, one of the objects may be placed behind another object. To avoid this, make sure that the items you select are never to the top or bottom of one another when you use horizontal alignment.

See Also

Align Command
Line Style Editor Command
Align SmartSketch Objects