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Aligning Objects

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Use the alignment grid to align objects as you place them.

To align objects along axes after you place them, select the objects you want to align and use the Align Objects pull-down menu ( ) on the toolbar or select Edit»Align Items. You can align an object along a horizontal axis using its top or bottom edge or its center point. You can align an object along a vertical axis using its left or right edge or its center point. The alignment option you select remains in effect until you change it. A dark border around the icon in the pull-down menu indicates the current alignment option.

Complete the following steps to align objects.

  1. Select the objects you want to align.
  2. Select the Align Objects pull-down menu, located next to the Text Settings pull-down menu on the toolbar on the front panel and block diagram.
  3. Select from the following options:
    • Top Edges—Aligns all top edges of the selected objects with the topmost object.
    • Vertical Centers—Aligns the objects at the point halfway between the topmost and bottommost objects.
    • Bottom Edges—Aligns all bottom edges of the selected objects with the bottommost object.
    • Left Edges—Aligns all left edges of the selected objects with the object farthest to the left.
    • Horizontal Centers—Aligns the objects at the point halfway between the object farthest to the left and the object farthest to the right.
    • Right Edges—Aligns all right edges of the selected objects with the object farthest to the right.

To repeat an alignment operation on another group of objects, press the <Ctrl-Shift-A> keys. (Mac OS X) Press the <Command-Shift-A> keys. (Linux) Press the <Alt-Shift-A> keys.

You also can select Edit»Align Items to repeat an alignment operation on another group of objects.


 

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