Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tips for Enlarging or Reducing a Group of Several States.

Customer Question: Are there any tips to help with enlarging or reducing a group of several states?

Our Answer: The basic key for enlarging or reducing several states is to use the grouping feature. Using your mouse pointer, hold down the shift key and select the states you want to enlarge or reduce. Holding down the shift key allows you to select several states at the same time, it also allows you to keep things proportional when you resize. Then select Group.

After grouping, you will see 8 handles around your object. With your pointer select one of the corner handles, hold down the mouse button and drag out or in, in a 45 degree direction to resize. After you have the size you want you can then ungroup. Text doesn't scale but it does move to the correct position. Before ungrouping resize the text using the general text size box located up in the top, then ungroup.

We have a series of videos that address this very topic. Please check this link. Customers have found them very helpful. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

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