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meego 2012-06-18 10:01 AM

Automatic grid distribution
 
Hey,

I have about 400 hundred icons of equal size I'd like to distribute on a perfect grid in a stencil. I noticed the Distribute & Grid controls in the Inspector but I cannot figure how to make them work to distribute the icons. Has anyone found a way to do that ?

MatthewS 2012-06-20 02:44 PM

I don't know how to do both row and column at the same time.

I would Select all, in the Alignment inspector click the button with the tooltext "offset vertically using the vertical spacing" that would give one big column, which you could use as a template for cutting in half and so on.

Brian 2012-06-20 03:47 PM

There are other folks here with more OmniGraffle experience than I have, but when I've needed to do something like this in the past, I just hand-drop them roughly into position, then do a pass over the items with

Arrange -> Align -> Make Centered Row
(and/or "Centered Column")

from the menu bar to get them into the final positions.

meego 2012-06-22 03:04 AM

[QUOTE=MatthewS;111766]I don't know how to do both row and column at the same time.

I would Select all, in the Alignment inspector click the button with the tooltext "offset vertically using the vertical spacing" that would give one big column, which you could use as a template for cutting in half and so on.[/QUOTE]

That's a good start. I can see how that would work. Still takes some work but that would get it done.

Thanks !


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