How long have I been struggling with nudging a tiny amount until I discovered your answer!!! It so totally makes sense!
Anyway, is there a keyboard shortcut that you can double the amount of increments? So if I set the increments to .5pt, but temporarily want to nudge at a faster rate, say 1pt, is there a keyboard shortcut for that, or am I asking too much, now?
Shift-nudge will give you 10x the basic increment.
Nothing for 2x to my knowledge... sorry.
Good enough! Thanks!
Just as long as I can move faster than .5pt! LOL
you can hold down the shift key to nudge 10x the increment. i'm not aware of other increments. in indesign you can also nudge 1/10 the set increment.
oops. beaten to the punch.
I always set my to .25pt. Works wonderfully here when I need to nudge slightly.
FreeHand was ahead of it time
In this situation I used "Action" Feature (Main Menu: Window+Action)
First, create a new "Action" Script and name it "Nudge .0001" (so you know every time you select this "Action" the object will move .0001 to the right), Start the recording, then select any object, then select "move" feature (Main Menu: Object+Transform+Move) When the "Move" window appears, enter the amount for the object to move (In this sample will enter: .0001) in this case in the horizontal option. Click Ok and Stop the recording on "Action" window.
Now every time you select any object and select the "Action" called "Nudge .0001" and hit "Play", the object will move .0001 to the right. (with the "snap-to" On or OFF)
In this way you can set a series of "Action" Scripts with different increments you may want to use.
I hope this helps!
In Illustrator, hold Cmd/Ctrl + K > General > Keyboard Increment change it to 0.2 now do the tiny nudge.
Hope this helps! 🙂