The Object Specs palette contains the following tabs:
Choose Object | Object Specs. Change coordinates, dimensions, or other settings, and then click Apply to implement them.
Click on the Data tab to view and edit data for selected objects. The Data tab displays information for a selected object or group object. If you select a group object, you can change the group’s size and coordinates, but not an individual object within the group.
When more than one object is selected, the boxes on the Data tab are not available. You can’t edit the position or dimensions of multiple selected objects.
This tab includes object size and position data and related options. Additional options are shown for text objects. The text options let you change the shape of a text object or change the way text wraps in its bounding box.
For a selected object, shows the object type, usually an icon of the tool that created the object. To modify an object, select oval, rectangle, arc, line, or polygon.
Select the type of data to display. (See Data Display Options)
When an object is selected, change the values in the text boxes to resize or reposition the selected object. If Keep Proportions is checked, Canvas X Draw maintains the proportion of the object if you change either the height or width.
The type of data that appears in the boxes, and their labels, depends on the selected data display option. (See Position Data)
Shown when Canvas X Draw can calculate the area occupied by a selected object’s bounding box. When you select text, the horizontal insets text box replaces the Area text box.
Shown when Canvas X Draw can calculate the perimeter, or distance around, a selected object’s bounding box. When you select text, the vertical insets text box replaces the Perimeter text box.
The object number assigned by Canvas X Draw.
Type a name for the object.
Select this option to keep an object’s height and width proportional when you are editing the object’s dimensions.
Click to apply the current settings. The Apply button changes to Create when no object is selected and you choose an object type to create.
Change the proportions of a text object’s background. Type values, in pixels, in the text boxes to specify the horizontal and vertical size of the text object’s background.
Change the shape of the text object’s background to a rectangle, round rectangle, oval, or diamond.
Select or deselect to change the way text wraps in its bounding box. Text that is not captioned wraps to the next line based on the boundaries of the text’s bounding box.
You can’t use the Caption or Insets options with text that you created using the Path Text tool, or text that you converted to paths.
Choose the data to display. Select Height/Width or Top/Bottom for all objects except lines. For lines, select Start/End, Delta V/H, or Length/Angle.
The type of data that is displayed depends on whether you choose Height/Width or Top/Bottom, Start/End, Delta V/H, or Length/Angle.