Multiple shape alignment and positioning

By Clint Dickson on May 01, 2007 in Tips and Tricks

Sometimes when great things happen, people often use the statement "the planets must be aligned". Well the same thing can be true when you create that jaw-dropping Gliffy flow chart diagram with nicely aligned shapes. Can your boss say, "promotion"? So how do you align shapes quickly and easily? Just drag select or CTRL-click multiple shapes. In the right hand properties area you will then see our shape alignment buttons. You can align shapes by edges or by center lines. So now you want to adjust all of those shapes by 10 pixels? Easy! With those shapes selected, just hold down the shift key and then hit one of the arrow keys in the direction you want to move the shapes.