How to proportionally resize a set of rectangles

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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I have a set of  four rectangles aligned to a the left vertical guid with even spacing between rectangles. Is there a way proportionally increase the sizes of the set of rectangles while letting the horizontal space between them contract to align while aligning them to the a second vertical guid.

See the example below.

 

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Jim again, Somehow I managed to hide the two center guides for the above question. They show in the layers but I cannot get them to display. I have tried Ctrl+;  I have tried turning the locks on and off. I saved the file and closed Illustrator and reopened it. Nothing I do will all me to display them. the show hide eye does nothing. Anyone have an idea.

Jim (I hate being a nubie).

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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The command you probably want, after selecting all rectangles, is Object > Transform > Transform Each. Using the proxy in the lower left you can specify which edge should not move.

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Hi Barbara, thank you for your suggestion. I will try it after I take a break. Do you have any idea how I managed to hide my two center guides.

 

Thank you in advance, Jim

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I figured it out. Somehow, while I was familiarizing my self with the align functions I managed to align the two virtical guides to the left guide. Consequently, the were all on top of each other.

Typical nubi error.

Jim

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Jim,

 

As I (mis)understand it, how about Tranform>Transform Each?

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