Aligning middles and centers
Aligning across book pages
Aligning multiple objects on a page or project is easy with our alignment guides, which appear as pink lines when you drag a photo, text box, or embellishment across the workspace.
- The alignment guides may appear at the top, bottom or middle of the object when you are moving the object vertically.
- Likewise, if you are moving the object horizontally, they may appear on the left, right or center of the object.
- If you are moving the object diagonally, both the vertical and horizontal alignment guides may appear at the same time.
Use the guides when you drag an object, so that the guides line up with the sides, centers or middles of the object you are dragging. When the blue boxes and diamonds surrounding the object are centered on a guideline from another object, the objects are aligned, as shown in the comparison below of the alignment choices available.
|Object not aligned vertically||Object aligned vertically|
|Object not aligned horizontally||Object aligned horizontally|
|On left||At center||On right||On left||At center||On right|
Note: It can be much easier to align objects using the Shuffle, Layout, or Shuffle Gallery features, especially if you have many things to align.
Several examples using the alignment guidelines are shown below.
At the top left corner of the page example below you can see both the horizonal and verticle alignment guides. Since the text box is shorter than the photos on its right, only the top verticle guideline is appearing, whereas all three horizonal guidelines show because the text box is the same width as the photos below it.
Note: In the case above, the text box is set to align left in the text menu options (shown on right). If you were trying to align a text box on the other side of the page, it would be easiest to set the text to align on the right of the box, to take advantage of the guides, and align the text box with photos below it.
Aligning across the middle or center of other objects
Dragging the large photo in the example below, you can see both the horizontal and vertical alignment guides for the horizontal centers of the smaller photos, and the vertical middle of the photo above and the text box below it.
Also notice in the screen above, you don't see the guides for the top, bottom, left and right of the photo, because it is much larger than the photos around it. If the photos were the same size, as shown in the example below, all the vertical and horizontal guides show.
Aligning objects across book pages
Dragging a photo on a page in a book can bring in alignment guides from objects on the opposite page. And rotated objects also show alignment guides, as shown below. The top line in the screen shows that the upper corner of the image on the left page is aligned with the upper left corner of the selected photo on the opposite page.