Defining Objects Size and Position

  • After we have created a Text object, we have two options available to define the position and size of said object:

    • Using drag and drop the position and size of objects can be defined quickly and with ease.
    • Using the Properties Editor the same results can be attained. However, while this method is more time intensive, it represents a very powerful editing tool which enables you to create very powerful content through the use of the X / W / Y / H pixel fields.

  • The X / W / Y / H fields function as follows:

    • The X field defines the distance to the right side.
    • The Y field defines the distance to the beginning of the page. You can review steps 2 a and b in a video here.
    • The W field defines the width of the object.
    • The H field defines the height of the object. You can review steps 2 c and d in a video here.
    • By clicking Center an object will be placed in the center of the page. Video

Section 2 might appear more difficult than it really is. Our tip: play around a bit with the X / W / Y / H values.