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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 29. Rulers, Guides & Grid

There are many tools you can use to help you position objects precisely. In Chaper 9 you learned how to use smart guides and the Align and Distribute buttons. In this chapter you’ll learn how to use rulers, guides, and the grid to align objects, change the Constrain Angle to align objects at custom angles, and use the Measure tool to calculate distances between objects.

Changing the Ruler Origin

When displayed, the rulers are located at the top and left edges of the document window. Location measurements (the X and Y readouts on the Transform, Info, and Control palettes) are calculated from the ruler origin, which is the point where the two rulers intersect. By default, the ruler origin is positioned at the lower ...

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