Am I missing the alignment tool?

As more and more features are added within the UI of the app, I’m tempted to do simple projects there instead of creating an SVG file. For example, a sign with a few lines of type in a box.

Try as I might, in the forum and in the manual, I can’t find a button for “Align Center”. This has been around since 1985 and MacDraw, but the only workaround I’ve found is to painstakingly use the ruler and nudge items.

If it’s not there, is there a reason? I’d like to be able to select, say, four lines of type and a rectangle, and center them horizontally. Boom.

Computers are good at that!



If you use the positioning ruler, set the dot for the center (it’s that little icon that looks like a die) for all of them, then set the same x (or y) coordinate for them, you’ll get the results you want. A bit kludgy but it works.


The alignment tools have been in the UI for about a year. Top, middle, bottom, left, right. Works with any object type, including text.

So, yes, I’d say you’ve missed them.

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I agree that the alignment tool is a thing many would use, but typing in the coordinates in the ruler tool makes pretty quick work of lining things up. I leave mine in the center position rather than top align or left justify.

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thanks Cyndi

that’s a fine hack. marking as solved

appreciate it.


Thanks for the answer @cynd11, that’s right! I’m going to close this thread - if you have any other questions, go ahead and post a new topic.