3 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 5:56 PM by Jerrold Green1
Fred Ochs Level 1 Level 1

For example, I have a line and want to specify the exact length of it in inspector rather than trying to drag it to the correct length. However, though inspector displays the start and end points of the line, it will not allow me to change them.


iMac10,1
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    Fred,

     

    Go to the Pages Preferences and set your measurement units to Points. Points give you the most precise control of size. There are about 72 points to the inch.

     

    Then, Select your object and use the Metrics Inspector to set the location and dimensions with precision.

     

    Jerry

  • Fred Ochs Level 1 Level 1

    That's not really the problem, though I do appreciate the idea about switching to points. The problem is that the inspector wouldn't let me change the value at all regardless of whether I was trying to change the numbers or the units. I finally quit pages and launched it again and, lo and behold, it now allowed me to use the inspector to change lenght, position, and orientation. I'm not sure why but it seems like a workaround anyway.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7

    Fred,

     

    Stuff happens. Glad the Quit and relaunch worked.

     

    Jerry