Cannot resize graphic

How do I resize a graphic? I have tried to grab the corners but no getting any response.

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On 22 Jun 2009, at 18:59, SkipII wrote:

How do I resize a graphic? I have tried to grab the corners but no
getting any response.

You’re on the right track; try grabbing them harder.

But seriously, when you’ve grabbed a handle, and dragged it in one
direction or another, are you saying that nothing happens?

best wishes,

Paul Bradforth

http://www.paulbradforth.com


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Sometime around 22/6/09 (at 13:59 -0400) SkipII said:

How do I resize a graphic? I have tried to grab the corners but no
getting any response.

Remember that you’re working in a very DTP-like application. Your
images sit within a containing frame, and you’re resizing the
frame, not the images, when you drag those handles. This is why you
can crop and uncrop your images within your Freeway layout in a very
natural, fluid manner. But don’t worry, there are some very effective
ways to control the size of images within those graphic boxes…


Hold down the Command (Apple) key and drag a corner handle. The image
will scale with the box.
Add the Shift key to resize the box as a perfect square, and hold
down the Option (Alt) key as well (that’s Command-Option-Shift) to
resize the box locked to its present proportions, with the image
resizing along with it. So, in summary:

  • Command drag resizes the image with the box

  • Command-Shift drag resizes the box as a square and resizes the
    image with the box

  • Command-Option-Shift drag resizes the box locked to its current
    proportions and resizes the image with the box


Look in Item > Graphic to see some menu-driven options, some of which
also have keyboard shortcuts…

  • Original Size simply resets the image to the size it was when you
    first imported it.
    Shortcut: Command-Shift-K

  • Scale to Box resizes the image to fit the box (distorting it if necessary).
    Shoftcut: Command-Shift-F (think “F for Fit”)

  • Scale and Pad resizes to fit the entire image within the box
    without distorting it.

Shortcut: Command-Option-Shift-F (think “F for Fit”)

  • Scale and Trim resizes the image to FILL the box, without
    distortion, even if this means some parts are trimmed off.
    No shortcut

  • Scale Up and Scale Down resize the image in 5% steps. Note the
    keyboard shortcuts… look at the keyboard and note that (on English
    ones at least) the . is also the > key and the , is also the < key.
    The ‘greater than’ symbol to enlarge, the ‘less than’ symbol to
    reduce. Use the shortcuts a few times and you’ll never have to go to
    the menu to pick this again.
    Shortcuts: Command-Option-Shift-> and Command-Option-Shift-<


Choose Item > Transform and you’ll see the content scaling settings.
Change this to get very fine control over the image scaling. Note
that you should use the right-hand side to control the content
scaling.
Shortcut to the Transform dialog: Command-Option-T


I hope this is some help!

k


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THanks. I find the search function under Freeway Help pretty useless. I did a search and came up with a weird text box that was not topical, but simply was grabbing parts of sentences from a document somewhere.

Another question: Isn’t there some way to get items to align or “snap” together along a rule or adjacent to each other? I have done that search as well and did not come up with anything,. ,


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You can align objects to each other by selecting all that you wish to align and then Item>Align gives you various options.

You can also drag guides onto the page - make sure that you check View>Guides first.

Also in the View menu is the option to check Snap to Guides

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Thanks for your help and patience.

I must be getting old, but leanring FP has been a real struggle.

I read how to do things, but keep running into things that are not covered, even when i follow the tutorials.

On 23 Jun 2009, 12:27 am, DeltaDave wrote:

You can align objects to each other by selecting all that you wish to align and then Item>Align gives you various options.

You can also drag guides onto the page - make sure that you check View>Guides first.

Also in the View menu is the option to check Snap to Guides

David


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