How do i center an object

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  01 January 2003
How do i center an object

i am trying to get a shape to center and for some reason it doesnt want to move. I open up the shape and select everything and goto modify>align>center horizontal and nothing happens. what am i doing wrong here?
 
  01 January 2003
try hitting ctr + k then clicking the align to stage button and using those buttons on that.
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  01 January 2003
ok.... wtf... nothing is happening :annoyed:
 
  01 January 2003
wait.. no i think that does soemthing else.

i want to get a picture to be centered on the " + " in the middle of the page.

That thing seems to center all objects around each other or something, when i have 2 pieces it mushes them together and when i have 1 object, nothing happens.
 
  01 January 2003
Make sure you have the "To Stage" option selected in the Align panel. If you're trying to center two separate items, group them before centering, then ungroup so they don't overlap.
 
  01 January 2003
if you only have one object and nothing happens it means one of three things:

1. you don't have the "align to stage" button selected
2. your object is already in the center of the stage
3. you're trying to center something within a symbol and the symbol is centered but the object is not centered within the symbol. double-click the symbol to edit it and center the object there

chris
 
  01 January 2003
yap, i think about the third one whitch "fig" said ...
check that!
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  01 January 2003
AHA! got it, thanks guys
 
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