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Same Spacing Vertically
This will set the vertical space between graphics in a group to be the same, while keeping the current height of the group the same.
Same Spacing Horizontally
This will set the horizontal space between graphics in a group to be the same, while keeping the current width of the group the same.
Step and Repeat
This is a very versatile and productive function that enables you to create and position multiple copies of an object or Group, as well as create sequencing of numbers. It is more efficient than Duplicate or Copy and Paste because you can create large numbers in one step and position them in a customizable grid.
Start with a selected object or Group, which can be a populated object or Group, and then select Step and Repeat from the Arrange Menu and then Distribute. The property bar across the top of the layout window will change as follows.
This example shows 8 Copies of the selected object, in a grid with 4 copies in the horizontal direction (H Repeats) and 2 copies in the vertical direction (V Repeats). H Step and V Step are the values for the distance between the Bounding Box of each item.
To use the numeric sequencing feature, sometimes called Variable Data or Variable Data Printing in the printing industry, enter the number that you want to sequence with the # sign.
Then in the property bar, set the number of Copies and how many you want on the horizontal and vertical axes. In this case, all the copies are vertical, and the # sign becomes a sequencing number.
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