Graphics Programs Reference
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the author intended; lines of text can run long, break
in awkward places, or have incorrect spacing because
Web text displays differently than operating system and
application text. This option reconciles point size for
text you enter for a document intended for the Web and
adjusts line lengths to closely match text as it displays in
Web browsers.
Angle constraint
The degree of rotation set for
objects you rotate when holding CTRL . A good, all-
purpose amount is 45 degrees, but you might want a
different constraint value for a specific assignment.
Angle constraint also applies to the skewing operations
you perform on objects.
Nudge size
This controls the increment by which an
object or an object element moves when you press the
arrow keyboard keys. The value you type in this box is
usually attributed to the measurement specified on the
Units tab; however, if for example, Page units is set to
pixels, you can still set a Nudge size to 1 inch by typing
1in (no space) in the field.
Use keyboard combos to change the way nudge distances are performed. Hold CTRL and then
press an arrow key to nudge 5 times the defined distance. Holding SHIFT multiplies the distance
10 times; CTRL - SHIFT nudges by 1/5th the defined distance; holding ALT nudges an object by one
pixel; ALT - SHIFT plus an arrow key nudges by 10 pixels. Pixel distance by default is defined as 96 pixels to
an inch.
Duplication distance
A duplicate of an object (and
objects) is identical in its structure to a clone of objects.
Xara gives you three options for creating copies of
shapes: CTRL - K (Edit | Clone) duplicates the selected
shape directly on top of the original; while CTRL - D (Edit
Duplicate) offers the advantage of offsetting the position
of the copy in relation to its original. This field provides
the distance of offset for the duplicate: X is the measure
of left-to-right page distance. Positive values in this field
place duplicates to the right of the currently selected
shape, while positive values for Y are the vertical
measure and travel upward regardless of the Grid and
Ruler tab Coordinates settings. Therefore, if you want
to build an array of identical objects traveling from page
top left to bottom right, enter positive units in X and
negative values in the Y field here.
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