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Offline BathBelle

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Measurement of object
« on: October 03, 2010, 10:31:33 AM »
When creating an object how do you know the measurement?  The W and H at the top do not make any sense.

Ruth
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Offline Laurianne

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Re: Measurement of object
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 10:55:39 AM »
Ruth,

Make sure the object you are measuring has been selected.  Then you can use the dropdown box beside the H and W to choose the unit of measurement.  (I often like to measure in inches.)  Then you can adjust the width or height.  If you want to keep the relationship between height and width, click on the little lock icon before making changes.

Hope that helps.
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Offline BathBelle

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Re: Measurement of object
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 11:18:42 AM »
Thanks, realised I had to change the px in box to right to cm.

Thank you

Ruth
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Re: Measurement of object
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 09:53:27 PM »
I would really recommend changing your default to the setup you prefer (both document size and units) so that when you open a new doc, it is ready to go.  See this post on how to do this. 

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Offline BathBelle

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Re: Measurement of object
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 12:36:00 AM »
Will do that, thanks Heather

Ruth
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