Object

Line & Fill
Opens the Line & Fill dialog box allowing you to set up stroke, fill and screen options for the selected object(s). You can alter the stroke's weight, color, transparency, style, bitmapped pattern, start and end types, cap and join types, and the miter limit. Fill options include basic, gradient, radial and shape fills, bitmapped patterns and several taper types. Screen options include plate control, six screen types, and frequency and angle control. Screens are only available to PostScript (and halftone printing with AmigaOS).

See: Line, Fill and Color > Line and Fill Options

Text Wrap
Opens the Text Wrap dialog box allowing you to set text wrap options for the selected object(s). You can choose to flow the text around the shape or around the bounding box, using specified horizontal and vertical offsets. You may also choose from six wrap methods.

See: Objects > Setting Object Attributes > Text Wrap

Duplicate
Duplicates the selected object(s). Copies will be offset from the original(s) by the amounts specified in General Preferences.

See: Objects > Copying and Pasting Objects > Duplicating objects

Transform
Opens the Transform dialog box allowing the selected object(s) to be duplicated, moved, scaled and rotated a specified number of times with the values specified in the corresponding text controls. It is a powerful step-and-repeat feature with additional flexibility.

See: Objects > Object Transformation > Transforming Objects

Rotate
Opens the Rotate dialog box allowing the selected object(s) to be rotated, slanted and twisted by specified amounts.

See: Objects > Object Transformation > Rotating Objects

Align
Opens the Align dialog box allowing the selected object(s) to be aligned to the left, center or right of either their bounding box, the current page, the mouse position or the specified coordinates.

See: Objects > Aligning and Distributing Objects > Aligning Objects

Distribute
For this command to be available, at least two objects must be selected. It opens the Distribute dialog box allowing you to distribute an equal amount of space between the selected objects. Other options include spacing equally the left edges, center axes or right edges of the selected objects. Objects may be distributed horizontally or vertically, either within their bounding box or using a specified amount of space.

See: Objects > Aligning and Distributing Objects > Distributing Objects

Move
Opens the Move dialog box allowing you to move the selected object(s) a specified amount of space, horizontally and/or vertically. An option is provided to snap the object(s) to the grid and guides.

See: Objects > Moving Objects

Move to Page
Moves the selected object(s) to another page and/or chapter.

See: Objects > Moving Objects > To move an object to another page

Join Objects
For this command to be available, at least two objects must be selected. It joins the objects together, making a transparent hole at the areas where they overlap. Objects retain their attributes when joined together to form a compound object.

See: Objects > Compound Objects and Composite Paths

Merge Paths
For that command to be available, at least two objects must be selected. It merges the objects together, making a transparent hole at the areas where they overlap. It also converts the objects to paths, so the new composite path becomes editable with the Reshape tool. Splitting the merged objects will split the components into individual paths; they will no longer be editable shapes.

See: Objects > Compound Objects and Composite Paths

Split
Splits a compound object or a composite path.

See: Objects > Compound Objects and Composite Paths > Splitting compound objects and composite paths

Convert to Path
Converts the selected object(s) to paths so that they can be edited with the Reshape tool. Text blocks can be converted to paths with the TextFX extension.

See: Objects > Creating Graphics and Appendices > Extensions > TextFX > Converting text to paths

Drawing > Make Drawing
Creates a drawing from the selected object(s).

See: Objects > Using Objects > Working with Drawings and Objects > Layers

Drawing > Dissolve Drawing
Dissolves a selected drawing into separate components so that they can be edited. Objects inside drawings can also be edited while still inside the drawing using the Layer Palette.

See: Objects > Using Objects > Working with Drawings and Objects > Layers

Drawing > Add to Drawing
Adds the selected object(s) to the selected drawing.

See: Objects > Using Objects > Working with Drawings and Objects > Layers

Group
For that command to be available, at least two objects must be selected. It groups the selected objects so that they can be moved, scaled, etc. together.

See: Objects > Using Objects > Working with Groups

Ungroup
Ungroups the selected group.

See: Objects > Using Objects > Working with Groups

Lock
Locks the selected object(s). This prevents them from being moved, scaled, etc.

See: Objects > Editing Objects > To lock an object

Unlock
Unlocks the selected object(s).

See: Objects > Editing Objects > To lock an object

Stack > Bring to Front, Bring Forward, Send to Back, Send Backward
Brings the selected object(s) to the front or one level forward, or sends the selected object(s) to the back or one level backward.

See: Objects > Using Objects > Changing the stack order of objects

Frame > None
Converts a text frame to an ordinary PageStream shape or path.

Frame > Text
Converts any text shape or path to a shaped text frame. Generally used to create shaped text frames.

See: Text > Putting Text on the Page > Creating Text Frames > To convert a shape or path into a text shape frame

Frame > Text Frame Options
Sets the number of columns and gutter space for the selected text frame(s) and left, right, top and bottom margins.

See: Text > Putting Text on the Page > Creating Text Frames > To change the number of columns in a text frame after creating it

Mask > Mask Graphic
For that command to be available, one bitmapped picture and an overlapping shape or path must be selected. It crops the picture around the shape so that the shape appears to be filled with the picture.

See: Objects > Masks > Masking Graphics

Mask > Release Mask
Releases the shape used to mask a bitmapped picture.

See: Objects > Masks > Masking Graphics > To unmask a masked graphic

Mask > Clear Mask
Clears the shape used to mask a bitmapped picture.

See: Objects > Masks > Masking Graphics > To unmask a masked graphic

Mask > Generate Mask
Generates a clipping fence around the non-white parts of a bitmapped picture so that the text can flow around the subject of the picture.

See: Objects > Masks > Generating a Mask Automatically

Styles
Choose an object style to apply to the selected object(s) from the Styles submenu. Hold down a Shift key while choosing a style to modify its attributes.

See: Objects > Object Styles

 

Object  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/pgs.inttoc#menuobject
  created:2006-04-21 19:15:07   last updated:2006-08-15 14:17:39
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User Contributed Comments For Object
Tim Doty wrote...2007-05-12 06:23:42

This page is missing references to "Union", "And", "Exclusive" and "Subtract" functions below the "Split" option in the "Paths" menu

User Contributed Comments For Object