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Stack objects

Positioning two or more objects so that they have a specific amount of two-dimensional space between them is called stacking. Microsoft Expression Design lets you stack objects vertically or horizontally on a page.

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For information on other ways of arranging objects within Layers, see Order objects, Align objects, and Distribute objects.

To stack objects

  1. Select two or more objects.

  2. From the Arrange menu, point to Stack, and then click one of the following:

    • Upward   Anchors the bottom-most object and moves the others so that they are the same distance apart in the vertical direction.

    • Downward   Anchors the top-most object and moves the others so that they are the same distance apart in the vertical direction.

    • To the Left   Anchors the right-most object and moves the others so that they are the same distance apart in the horizontal direction.

    • To the Right   Anchors the left-most object and moves the others so that they are the same distance apart in the horizontal direction.

The amount of space between the objects is based on the Stack gap size settings.

To modify Stack gap size settings

  1. On the Edit menu, point to Options, and then click Units and Grids.

  2. On the Units and Grids panel, under Arrangement, in the Stack gap size field, change the value. Slide the pointer up or to the right to increase the value, or slide it down or to the left to decrease the value. You can also click the field and type a numeric value.

When you select five objects (left) and then, on the Arrange menu, point to Stack and then click Upward, the objects are stacked from the bottom up (right). The objects overlap slightly because the Stack gap size has been set to -3 px (pixels).

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