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illustrator resize

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by hockeymania, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. hockeymania

    hockeymania Member

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    Hi
    I know this must be a stupid question

    but how do you resize an object lenghtwise and keep the height proportion? The transform palette does not keep the proportion.

    also is there a measuring tool in illustrator?

    thanks for the help

    Eric
     
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  2. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    If you look at your transform palette next to the numbers on the right side you will see a link symbol (see yellow box), click it. There you go.
     

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  3. Cy Fan

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    In the transform palette just to the right of where you enter the height and width, there is a little chain link, click on that and it should size the height to what ever width you enter and vicea versa. either that or you can hold down shift when you grab the corner of the bounding box.
     
  4. hockeymania

    hockeymania Member

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    How come I dont have that chain link :help: :help: :help:

    Eric
     
  5. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    ???? It should be there.
     
  6. Cy Fan

    Cy Fan Member

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    what version of Illustrator do you have?
     
  7. hockeymania

    hockeymania Member

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    illustrator 10
     
  8. Cy Fan

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    your right in Illustrator 10 there is no chain link. However in the the transform pallette after you type in the size of either the width or the height hold ctrl and hit enter and it should size it proportionally.
     
  9. hockeymania

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    Hey it works!:U Rock:

    thanks for that Cy Fan...... i was going crazy.....

    :thankyou:

    Eric
     
  10. iSign

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    if you don't have your rulers up yet, ctrl-R will display them. You can also click & drag from the corner where the height & length rules meet & this will allow you to reset the ZERO of each ruler to a defined point, like the corner of a layout or object.

    Then you would also benefit from the info dialog box. Under the "window' pull down menu, choose 'show info" this box will tell you height & width of any object you select... except type measures wrong untill it is converted to outlines. I just draw a box around type sometimes to measure it.
     
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