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Shapes II: Expertly position, stack, and group shapes

Test yourself

Complete the following test so you can be sure you understand the material. Your answers are private, and test results are not scored.

As seen in the practice session, how do you add a guide to the page?

You point at a grid line and then click Drag Guide.

You point at a ruler, click it, and then drag.

On the View menu, you click Guides.

You press CTRL+G.

How do you access the Size & Position window?

Select a shape, and then double-click the Width or Height values in the status bar at the bottom of the program.

On the Shape menu, click Size & Position Window.

On the View menu, click Shapes Window.

On the View menu, click Size & Position Window.

This one you'll know if you did the practice session. If you select three shapes, and one has a darker, thicker outline than the others, what does this mean?

The shape is now the center of rotation for all of the shapes. If you rotate them, they will rotate around this bold shape.

The shape is the primary shape. All other shapes will align to its position.

The shape is the master of the other shapes. Any changes made to it will be carried through to the others.

If you press DELETE, the bold shape will remain on the page, and the others will be deleted.

Suppose you have a shape of a house with a tree on the left hand side. If you flipped the shape vertically, what would the result look like?

The house would be upside down, the roof would be pointing down, and the tree would be pointing down as well.

The house would be flipped sideways, with the tree on the right hand side.

The house would be tipped sideways with the roof and tree pointing to the left.

It would look the same, because flipping returns the shape to the original position.

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