Align right edge with left edge of objects

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Feb 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2018

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I know you are able to align the left edges of objects and align right edges of objects, but is there a shortcut to align the right edge of one object to the left edge of another object? I want to make sure that the two objects are perfectly next to each other.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2018
There's also the Distribute Horizontal Space button in the Align panel. Check Use Spacing and set the space to 0

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Feb 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2018

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That’s where smart guides come in handy. Use them. Smart guides will help, too.

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There's also the Distribute Horizontal Space button in the Align panel. Check Use Spacing and set the space to 0

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Feb 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2018

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Align To Key Object

Tutorial: https://indesignsecrets.com/align-to-key-object.php

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Oct 20, 2020 Oct 20, 2020

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This is very clever and solves my issue ! thanks so much !

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Feb 12, 2018 Feb 12, 2018

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bv69  wrote

I know you are able to align the left edges of objects and align right edges of objects, but is there a shortcut to align the right edge of one object to the left edge of another object? I want to make sure that the two objects are perfectly next to each other.

Hi bv69 ,

If you have two or more objects to align will the before/after situation below describe what you want?

Note the object directly below the yellow key object!

Before aligning to the right edge of the key object:

AlignToRightOfKeyObject-Before.png

After alignment:

AlignToRightOfKeyObject-After.png

I think, that the above can only be done by scripting.

Regards,
Uwe

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Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Although the question is more than an year old but let me answer it.

Before there was option of 'pixel perfect' I didn't bother much to find the answer to this conundrum.

But now I do precise drafting using illustrator and thus have to keep an eye on X and Y coordinates. You might have gotten the answer through this reference by now

Just find the coordinates of X by aligning the Reference Point to the right edge and position other objects X coordinate to this point by aligning the Reference Point to the Left edge.

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Oct 19, 2020 Oct 19, 2020

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Often to make complexe shape symetrical it is nice to do one half then Oject > Transform > Reflect and copy. Any simpler way to exactly align the left and right halves ?

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