1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 9, 2007 9:22 PM by abeall

    Describing the Difference between Distribute and Align?

    TaylorJumbo Level 1
      Can someone out there explain the difference between the align row and the distribute row, on the Align window?
        • 1. Re: Describing the Difference between Distribute and Align?
          abeall Level 3
          Align will align multiple objects to each other based on the button -- in other words it will make all selected objects left edge, horizontal center, right edge, top edge, vertical center, or bottom edge all the same position.

          Distribute will space all selected objects so they are the same distance between each object based on the button you press -- in other words it will make the distance between each objects top edge, vertical center, bottom edge, left edge, horizontal center, or right edge all equal distances from each other. The Space commands differ from the Distribute commands in that they rake into consideration an objects size, so that the "white space" between objects are all the same -- I use the Space commands more frequently than the Distribute commands.

          Best way to understand this, though, is to create 3 or more objects and start playing with the buttons.