How to make objects equal size

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Jun 11, 2008 Jun 11, 2008

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Can someone tell me an easy way to make several objects to be of equal size/ or equal width / or equal height.

I haven't been able to find such a command in Illustrator.
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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018
www.wundes.comIn the scripts section you will find the script "Set all the things"

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 11, 2008 Jun 11, 2008

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The transform palette will let you enter width or height. If you enter a size then press Command Enter you'll scale the selection proportionately. Repeat for all obects/groups.

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Jun 14, 2008 Jun 14, 2008

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Thanks for the suggestion, but this is not a "quick and easy" way if I have e.g. 50 pictures imported into the document that have to be made of equal size before arranging them into a figure for publication (something that I have to do routinely for my work). I will have to type 50 times the required values for each individual picture.

Some graphics programs have a "Make equal size" command that can achieve this for the whole batch in one or two clicks, but such a command seems to be missing in Illustrator. The "Transform each" command does not allow to specify a size and the scaling option is useless in my case.

I would be grateful to hear more suggestions.

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Jun 14, 2008 Jun 14, 2008

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You could make is a script. Perhaps it is actionable. Not trying now, but I'll guess Not.

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Jun 15, 2008 Jun 15, 2008

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It could be done with Javascript, but shouldn't have to be, given that Illustrator has a Transform Each dialog. It should reside there in the form of a relative/absolute radio button option.

There should also be a checkbox for Proportional, so one doesn't have to key the same value in both scale fields. Same goes for Transform Effect dialog.

Random should be provided as separate checkboxes for the Scale, Move, and Rotate areas, instead of just one for all three.

JET

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Jun 17, 2008 Jun 17, 2008

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Assuming that each of your graphics exists somewhere as an individual file, I'd do this project in InDesign. Make a grid of box frames of the size you want, apply Place and get all the graphics at once, and click once on each box in order. Drag select all the boxes and apply Object - Fitting - Fit Content Proportionately.

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Feb 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018

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One of the many missing features in Illustrator.
You could use Animate or Flash (you find the button in the align panel). Then export in SVG format and import into your Illustrator document.

Hope this was helpful

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In the scripts section you will find the script "Set all the things"

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Feb 20, 2018 Feb 20, 2018

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You could record an action. I assume your objects vary in size, so you can assign a key command which will make applying this quickly to each item.

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Jan 20, 2021 Jan 20, 2021

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thank you so much 

niceeee

 

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018

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An old question but here is a possible answer:

- Select all the objects

- Go to the appearance panel [shigft-F6]

- Click on the small FX button on the bottom of the panel

- Choose Convert to Shape

- There choose Rectangle and Size absolute. Choose your width and heigth

Only works with basic shapes because it converts your object to these basic shapes.

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Jun 03, 2019 Jun 03, 2019

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Really, Illustrator cannot align figures??

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Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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"Set all the things" doesn't keep proportions and transform each can't do specific height or width.

I found a weird hack to do this.

1. Copy all your objects to new documents

2. Create an action

3. Record your transform action, for example, height 500px.

4. In a separate action, Record Select 'Next object below'

5. Now loop through action 3 and 4 by recording action within the action.

 

Here's how it looks. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ioQ1dR7cNDc3pYDoAkHiyKWs-OpIrtU0/view

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Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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I stumbled on a sort of clumsy way to do this...but still takes a bit of time depending on the number of objects. Selecat all you objects and align them centered. Yes this will "pile" them all up, but at least now when you type in the common heighth ot width (whichever is more important to you) it will size them all the same. The time consuming part is then unstacking them and distributing them the way you needed in the beginning. Hope that helps somebody. 

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