When you drag an object, the Properties bar and Status bar shows the change in the object’s X/Y position.
Make precise positioning easier by turning on the autogrid so that objects you drag snap to preset ruler increments. You can also place alignment guides that objects will snap to in a document.
Position the pointer on the object and drag. If you drag as soon as you press the mouse, an outline of the object follows the pointer. To see the entire object as you drag, pause after you press the mouse button, and then drag.
Press modifier keys as you drag objects to constrain movements and perform other functions.
Constrain movement to 45° increments
Press Shift while dragging
Press Option while dragging
Leave a trail of object copies
Press Option + Command while dragging
To move objects left, right, up, or down, press the corresponding arrow key. Use the modifier keys shown in the following table to move greater distances.
You can change the default distances that keyboard keys move objects. (SeeSetting Preferences.)
To move objects
1 pixel to the left, right, up or down
Press an arrow key
10 pixels to the left, right, up or down
Press Option and an arrow key
50 pixels to the left, right, up or down
Press Command and an arrow key
You can specify angular movement in 0.01° increments.