Move an object

You can move any object, including a picture, Design Gallery object, shape, or table.

  1. Click the object or grouped objects that you want to move.

  2. Do one of the following:

    Drag the object to a new position

    1. Position the mouse pointer over the object until the pointer changes to the Move pointer Move pointer .

      Note: If you're moving a text box, position the mouse pointer over the boundary of the text box.

    2. Drag the object to the new position. To drag the object in a straight line, hold down SHIFT while dragging the object.

      Note: If one of the Snap commands is turned on, the object might snap to the nearest guide, object, or ruler mark when you release the mouse button.

    Nudge an object

    1. Press one of the arrow keys to move the object in the direction you want.

      The object moves a set distance each time you press an arrow key. The default nudge distance is 0.13" (or its equivalent if you are using another measurement unit). However, you can change the nudge distance.


      1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

      2. In the Options dialog box, click the Edit tab.

      3. Click the Arrow keys nudge objects by check box and type the distance you want objects to move when you nudge them.

    Position an object precisely on the page

    1. Right-click the object or grouped objects.

    2. On the shortcut menu, click Format<object type>.

    3. In the Format<object type> dialog box, click the Layout tab.

    4. Under Position on page, enter the positive measurements for the horizontal and vertical placement of the object or object group.

    5. Click OK.


You can see an object's exact position in the status line at the bottom of the screen.

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