Resize Tools

Use the following ribbon options for resizing:
  • Click the Resize width tool to set the width of all selected objects to the width of the last object selected, or to resize one selected object so that its width equals its height.
  • Click the Resize height tool to set the height of all selected objects to the height of the last object selected, or to resize one selected object so that its height equals its width.
Tip: You can use Resize width and Resize height to turn an ellipse into a circle or a rectangle into a square. Make sure you have only one object selected, however.
You also can use the mouse pointer and arrow keys to resize objects. When you select an object (or group of objects) with the pointer, handles are displayed at each corner and at the midpoint of each side. You can use these handles as follows:
  • To enlarge an object, drag a handle in the direction you want to resize the object. Dragging a side handle resizes the object in one direction only (height only or width only). Dragging a corner handle resizes the entire object (height and width).

    When you drag a corner handle, the object’s proportions are constrained by default. To freely resize the object, hold down the SHIFT key as you drag the handle.

  • To resize an object one pixel at a time, click and hold a handle and then press the arrow keys. For the corner handles and the left and right side handles, press the LEFT ARROW and RIGHT ARROW keys. For the top and bottom handles, press the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys.
  • To resize an Open or Closed Polygon, draw a selection box around all of the polygon’s points and group them. You can then resize the polygon like a normal object.
Note: When you resize a Symbol, a Group, or any other collection of selected objects, all of the objects in the collection are resized in the same direction and to the same degree.