Arranging and aligning shapes

Arranging shapes using back, backward, front and forward

To arrange shapes:

  • Click on one or more shapes
  • Right click and select Arrange | Bring to front or Bring forward or Send backward or Send to back
Bring to front
Bring to front
Bring forward
Bring forward
Send backward
Send backward
Send to back
Send to back

Aligning shapes

Aligning shapes require 2 or more shapes, as the shapes will be aligned relative to one another.

To align:

  • Select multiple shapes, right click and select Align | Align Left or Middle or Right or Top or Center or Bottom
Align left
Align left
Align middle
Align middle
Align right
Align right
Align top
Align top
Align center
Align center
Align bottom
Align bottom

Creating guides

To create guides:

  • Click on the ruler, then drag and drop a guide
Creating horizontal and vertical guides
Creating horizontal and vertical guides

Deleting guides

To delete a guide:

  • Click on a guide to select it, then press the Delete key
Selecting and deleting a guide
Selecting and deleting a guide

Attaching shapes to guides

To attach shapes to guides:

  • Drag and drop a shape close to a guide
Attaching shapes to guides
Attaching shapes to guides

Moving guides

To move a guide:

  • Click and select a guide, then drag the guide to another location
  • Or use the keyboard up, down, left or right keys to move the guide
Moving guides
Moving guides

If there are shapes attached to guides, when the guide is moved, all attached shapes will also be moved.

Hiding and showing guides

To hide guides (but not deleting it):

  • Click on menu View | Hide guides

To show guides again:

  • Click on menu View | Show guides

Clearing (deleting) all guides

To clear guides:

  • Click on menu View | Clear guides