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Step and repeat

Mar 15, 2009 8:22 AM

Is there an easy way to step and repeat with numerical off-sets in Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, or InDesign (in OX 10.5) ?
 
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    Mar 16, 2009 2:22 AM   in reply to (SainaM)
    You can do:

    Move: Double click the black arrow or Cmd+Shift+M and set the distance. Then use Cmd+D to duplicate.

    or:

    Use Effects: Transform and set distance and number of copies.
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 7:23 AM   in reply to (SainaM)
    Cmd+Shift+M gives you a Copy button, third from top. Use it once. Then Cmd+D will repeat last transform. Hold it down until it has made 99 copies.

    If you hold down CMD+D it will copy faster than you can count.

    Effect>Distort&Transform>Transform gives you all the options in one action. Field for number of copies etc.

    A third option is to use the blend tool but that might not suit you for this.
     
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    Mar 16, 2009 7:25 AM   in reply to (SainaM)
    More: For easier counting Cmd+Shift+M. Then Cmd+D for ten copies. Then take the ten new copies and do the same on it nine times. :D
     
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    Mar 9, 2010 8:35 AM   in reply to Sigurdur Armannsson

    Thanks -- just what i was looking for.  I'll have to remember that effect.

     
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    Oct 22, 2011 8:34 PM   in reply to Sigurdur Armannsson

    Thank you Sigurdur.

     

    The Effect > Distort and Transform >Transform... is clearly the best way to do this. Thank you. You have saved me many a year.

     
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    Nov 4, 2011 6:44 AM   in reply to (SainaM)

    Here is a script I wrote for CS5 that will duplicate a selected object a number or times.

     

    git://gist.github.com/1339340.git

     
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