Apologies in advance if this is a dumb question.
With an object selected and the Selection tool active, I press Return to get the Move dialog box.
For some reason, there seem to be random values entered in the Horizontal and Vertical fields. Instead, I just want the boxes to always start at 0 so that I can decide where it moves, instead of having to clear these fields manually.
Can anyone set me straight on how to get this box to behave as I want it to?
Thought it was something like that. I just like to use Illustrator to make Web wireframes, and having those values show up in the Move box is incredibly annoying. I really hope there is a reset values command or something I can do to jettison the values that get pasted in....
It is annoying if you have the preview left on and this will move your object but you don't actually make any additional effort when you change the values by typing, don't you? When you have the selection tool and press Enter, the Move dialog appears with the Horizontal value selected and ready to be changed. You don't have to type 0 and then the desired value but just type the desired Horizontal value, press the Tab key on your keyboard to select the Vertical value and change it. Pressing Alt + p while using the Move dialog will toggle the preview so you can see the change before committing.
edit: Alternatively, instead of using the Move dialog, with your object selected regardless of the currently used tool in the properties bar at the top of the screen, click after the values in the x and y boxes and type + (plus key on your keyboard) followed by the desired value. And also in case you don't know, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move objects with increments set in the general category of the preferences which are also increased by 10 when holding Shift key down when using the arrow keys.
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