What is Space Between Centers?
Space Between Centers is a macro that can distribute selected objects such that the objects have a specified distance (horizontal or vertical) between their centers.
See Space Between Centers in use:
Using the macro.
One or both of the Apply buttons are enabled depending on the nature of the current selection. The selection must include two or more objects, and they cannot be locked. If the selection consists of guidelines, then they must either all be horizontal (to enable vertical spacing) or all be vertical (to enable horizontal spacing).
When Use True Size of Objects is checked, the macro uses the "true size" of objects (including outline width, corner styles, line caps, etc.) rather than "wireframe" size when determining how to position the objects.
Clicking on the Horizontal or Vertical label sets the value for the associated combobox to zero.
Using the Comboboxes.
The boxes for numeric entry are comboboxes. The drop-down list for a combobox can contain values stored for convenient access. If a combobox is not locked, then when a value in thatcombobox is used by the macro, that value is added to the top of the list. If an existing value is used from the list, then that value is moved to the top of the list. Values can also be manually added to the list.
Ctrl+clicking on a combobox sets that combobox to its default value.
Right-clicking on a combobox brings up a menu of options for managing it.
These options may include:
Units of Distance.
For a combobox that represent a distance, values are applied by the macro in whatever units (inches, millimeters, etc.) are shown beside the combobox. Those units can be specified by the user through the right-click context menu.
If “Follow Horizontal Ruler Units” is chosen, then the units for the combobox are the same units that are in use in the document for the horizontal ruler. If those units are changed in the document, then the macro automatically changes the units in the combobox to match.
Although this documentation makes references to “the list” for the combobox, there is not necessarily only one list. The combobox maintains a separate list for any unit that is used in it. When units for the combobox are changed, then the list associated with those units is loaded. The number of decimal places, and also whether a list is locked or not, are things that are handled independently for each list.
A Video Describing and Demonstrating the Special Features of My ComboBoxes:
Space Between Centers Subs in the Macro Manager.
Space Between Centers was put together in a CorelDRAW X7 environment, and should work in versions X7-2020.
OK, where's the macro?
JQ_Space_Between_Centers_Current.zip (most recently updated 2021-07-17).
That includes the .GMS file and a simple icon that can be used on a CorelDRAW Toolbar.
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