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Centering type within a text box

Feb 6, 2013 8:18 PM



I'm trying to remember how to center type within a text box. I know how to center it on say the top line of the text box. But I recently learned there is a button that is part of a series of buttons on the top menu bar that enables you to center the type that is in a text box to the exact center. However, I can't find the button.


You can accomplish it by going into Text Frame Options and choosing center for vertical alignment. Is there a button on top for that? Does anyone know where it is?


Or is it a separate function?


Thanks very much!

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    Feb 7, 2013 12:00 AM   in reply to graph22

    @graph22 – in case it is not visible, select the text frame, hit "alt + cmd + 6" (Mac OSX) to show the "Control Panel" that is docked by default at the top (in your case it could be at the bottom or floating or on a second screen…) and look at  both screen shots here:


    Spot the difference ;-)







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    Feb 7, 2013 3:43 AM   in reply to graph22

    And you can always use the vertical alignement field in the text frame options dialog.

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    Feb 7, 2013 4:42 AM   in reply to graph22

    Maybe you are using the defaults for the Control Bar settings. Not all buttons show up by default, but I think a modern screen is wide enough to enable *all* of them. I even got some space to spare.


    Check in the dropdown menu in the Control Bar under "Customize Control Panel" to see if "Vertical Justification" is enabled under the Object section.

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