Posisioning object on a page

When I open draw X5 and a new page, I put an object on that page but it does not tell me where that object is on the page. When I put in a X and Y dimention it will move that much and resets back to zero. Is there a setting some where that I have to change? In X3 it whould tell me where the object is.

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    It does on mine show position and size of object in two places... lower left along the bottom of screen and up in the activity-command bar top left of page... X and Y coordinates, size (inches in my case)... look through your settings in Tools, Customization, and you may see something that needs to be turned on.

    Devil  the 'dd'

     

     

  • I looked in the customization menu but could not find nothing to change any settings. Its been 2 days and the person from corel teck didn't get back to me. Maybe they don't know what is wrong. Thanks for the help.

  • In reply to LaserTP:

    Lower left in X5 is either Cursor Position or Object position. Click on the little black arrowhead to choose which you want to use.

    Just try clicking on some options in the Toolbars and or Customization to get some Command bars and Tool Sets into place where you can see them.

    Devil  the 'dd'

    LaserTP

    I looked in the customization menu but could not find nothing to change any settings. Its been 2 days and the person from corel teck didn't get back to me. Maybe they don't know what is wrong. Thanks for the help.

     

  • In reply to LaserTP:

    The command for XY position can be found here... It should be showing on the Property Bar:

    tion\commm

  • Press Alt+F7 and disable "Relative position", then choose the point of your object that you want to know position (ie top center, left bottom, etc)

  • Thank you all for helping me out. Corel did get back to me yesterday and said to try to press F8 when starting  the program to reset the programs work space and it did work.  Thanks again. Smile

  • In reply to Ariel:

    Hi Ariel,

    what does Alt+F7 do and how do you disable "Relative Position", or are you saying that Alt+F7 disables Relative Position? I pressed Alt+F7, but it did not seem to do anything. Like the OP my x,y values only affect moving a shape, but do not show its position on the page.

    Best regards,
    Brian.

  • In reply to martinem:

    Hi Martinem,

    I already have the x,y position boxes on my Property Bar, but it shows 0,0 all the time. If I enter values into those boxes the active shape is moved and then the boxes go back to 0,0. Any idea how to get them to show position rather than movement?

    Best regards,
    Brian.

  • In reply to Brian:

    I forgot to mention, it is not such a big deal if this does not work for me.... I get Cursor Position in the Status Bar and in the Detail Tab of the Object Properties Docker I get the position of the centre of a selected shape. I guess having the Move x,y distances on the Property Bar is not so bad; I get all 3 readings at once the way it is now.

    Best regards,
    Brian.

  • Add the object origin to your property bar (see below)

    and depending what positon you select you should have the Coordinates.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Chris

  • In reply to Chris Wills:

    Hi Chris,

    thanks for that, that may be the missing component for me.

    Sort of related to this thread, does anyone use the Object Cooridnates Docker? I had never even noticed it existed until Hendrik advised me about it in another thread. It is fantastic. Not only does it give you all the info you could want, but say you draw a straight line at an angle to your page. The Property Bar will show zero rotation angle because you have not rotated the line, you simply drew a line. The Object Coordinates Docker will show you what the angle of the line is. You can also change the angle to zero and either have the line rotate to a horizontal position, or a have a copy of it rotate to a horizontal position. There are loads more tabs and settings in the Docker, take a look if you are not already familiar with it.

    Best regards,
    Brian.

  • In reply to Brian:

    Thanks for that info - I set the position of parts all the time using the property bar thing, but this is great especially for lines that aren't straight.

    Gary

  • In reply to LaserTP:

    That was great, I couldn't reset the coordinates in the property bar from o,o but that F8 when restarting was great.

     

    Gary