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Christian.ste
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Set reference point for multiple objects in the middle of the document

Mar 20, 2013 3:09 AM

Tags: #indesign #point #reference

Hello Community,

 

I want to mirror a layout.

So I:

1. Select all the objekts

2. Set the reference point to the middle

3. Mirror the objects

 

BUT

 

The reference point is the middle of all the OBJECTS. That leads to several objects crossing the border of my document because the layout isn't spread out evenly.

I want to middle of the DOCUMENT to be the reference point. How can I do that?

 

Thanks

Christian

 
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    Mar 29, 2013 1:45 AM   in reply to Christian.ste

    Have you fiugured this out on your own?

     

    I just played around a bit and found a method, but it's not exactly intuitive. Select the object(s), then switch to the Rotate tool. The center of rotation will be defined as one of the transformation handles, but you can drag it to anywhere you like, so move it to the point that you want as the center of your mirror. Hold down the Alt/Opt key, and click the reflect button to make a mirrored copy. Without the modifier key the original objects will mirror their position around the repositioned reference.

     
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