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Keep fixed spacing betwin objects while resizing them all

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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Hi !
This one is a question I'm asking myself since the first time I started using Indesign :
Is there any way to keep a fixed spacing betwin objects when I'm actually resizing them all at once ?


For example : each time I resize 3 objects spaced by 5 mm each, let's say 200%, those resized objects are now spaced by 10 mm... but I actually want them to stay at 5 mm to each other. I had to struggle with Indesign for years on this, resizing, then distribute spacing, then resize again, redistribute, and so on... to end up with something not perfectly accurate.

 

So, am I missing something here ? It will be a shame such a piece of software will not be able to handle easely...

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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Hi @Tom Ollier ,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I found a similar discussion on the InDesign community which you can refer to here https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/how-to-keep-space-between-objects-the-same-after... 

 

In addition to this, I also found an article that you can refer to here https://creativepro.com/tip-week-setting-exact-space-objects/

 

I am leaving this discussion open for other expert suggestions.

 

Regards

Rishabh

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Jan 06, 2023 Jan 06, 2023

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I can see why ID doesn't behave this way or offer a simple option to do so; it's just a little off the grid (pun intended) of what any signficant number of users would do often enough to validate the feature.

 

But it seems within easy reach of a script. Select objects, set scaling factor and v/h spacing, click. Would probably have to manually reposition the group after that but even something simple like adjust anchoring values would be scriptable as well.

 


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