On 2013-11-14 11:37, Mark Crutch wrote:
Hey wow... I actually never noticed this checkbox.
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 7:29 PM, Chris Tooley <email@example.com>
I would group all your items temporarily (to
make sure they stay positioned relative to each other), then
modify the document settings to be square, then center the
grouped items on the square page vertically and
The Align and Distribute dialog has a "Treat selection as
group" checkbox which will keep the objects' relative
positions without having to manually group them.
Thanks for pointing out this great nugget, it's a new golden tip for
I typically use it for 2 purposes:
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:29 PM,
Chris Tooley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Offtopic: is there a reason to work with layers? Is
there a memory savings on that? grouping has always been
sufficient for me...
- multilingual documents: 1 (or more) layers with imagery - 1 layer
for all language dependent items (could be text, but also f.e. a
- floor plans: I have evacuation routes, extinguisher locations,
technical data, ... in one plan. Depending on the situation, I can
choose what information to show or hide (f.e. for escape plans, the
exact dimensions of a room aren't very relevant).
The advantage of locking items down, as Mark said, is also a big
advantage for me.