Move object again /2

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In Illustrator, after moving an object I can press enter and then add a - and /2 before and after the distance I moved it last to back up by exactly half the distance. How do I do that in InDesign?

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 27, 2020 Oct 27, 2020
InDesign you can do it in this way - set the zero point on the upper left point of your object (drag from the intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers to the new position) - Move your object - in "x" and/or "y" value add "/2" or other mathematical function and then press enter

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The command "Move" in InDesign and in Illustrator are similar but not completely identical

InDesign you can find the Move command under Object > Transform > Move, or, with your object selected double-click the icon for the Selection or Direct Selection tool in the toolbox

For more informations you can see here

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/indesign/using/transforming-objects.html#move_objects

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Sorry, I wasn't clear. After moving an object, I can (In Illustrator), tap shift+enter and it shows me the last distance moved.

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By adding - and /2 to this, I can back up 50% and place halfway which is useful when there's no other object to use as a master to align against. How can I get this function in InDesign?

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InDesign you can do it in this way

- set the zero point on the upper left point of your object (drag from the intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers to the new position)

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- Move your object

- in "x" and/or "y" value add "/2" or other mathematical function and then press enter

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Thanks Vladen! I'll do that from now on. Thanks for the speed of the reply too!

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