Editing Objects

Undo and Redo

To undo last action:

  • Choose Edit > Undo in Main menu.
  • Press edit-undo Cancel button on the toolbar.
  • Press Ctrl + Z.

P.SSome actions cannot be undone with this command. For example, removal, moving, page rotation, File menu commands, bookmarks removal. If last action cannot be undone, Cancel button will be disabled (grey).

To redo last undone action:

  • Choose Edit -> Redo in Main menu.
  • Press edit-redo Redo button on the toolbar.
  • Press Ctrl + Y.

Aligning Objects

To align objects enter edit mode by clicking edit-select Edit Document or edit-form Edit Forms button on the toolbar (or choose one of these items in Tools menu).

Select objects to align. You can do that by holding Ctrl key and successively clicking required objects. Last selected object will be considered active, and all selected objects will be aligned by it. However, if you have selected multiple objects at once, none will be active and objects will be aligned by page edge.

In Edit > Align Objects menu you can choose required alignment: align by left edge, right edge, top or bottom edge. Otherwise you can press required button on the toolbar: align-left Align Left, align-right Align Right, align-top Align Top, align-bottom Align Botton.

To align objects you can also use settings in Object Inspector Geometry tab. It displays active object’s settings. When selecting multiple objects at once, no active object will be chosen and settings won’t be displayed in Object Inspector.

  • Left — distance from left page border to the left border of the object.
  • Top — distance from top page border to the top border of the object.
  • Coordinates — sets offset when aligning objects with settings in left and top items. Coordinates can be absolute or relative.
    • Relative — when aligning objects using top and/or left items distance between objects remains same.
    • Absolute — when aligning all objects will be moved irregularly and will be positioned in coordinate point set in top and/or left items.
  • Maintain aspect ratio — if enabled, object’s aspect ratio isn’t changed when its height and width are being modified.

Example: You have to move several objects and set them on defined distance from the page top edge.

Select multiple objects by holding Ctrl button and successively clicking them. In coordinates item set relative. Then input required distance in top item. All the objects will be moved to the top, and the distance between these objects will remain same.

Objects Copying and Pasting

To copy objects choose Edit Document edit-selecttool. Select required object with left click and choose Copy (Ctrl+C) item in the Edit menu. To select multiple objects, hold Ctrl button and successively click them or select a group of objects with selection box by holding left mouse button. If you need to select all objects on the page, right click document page and choose Select All in the context menu.

To copy objects, choose Copy (Ctrl + C) in the Edit menu or press edit-copy button on the toolbar. Otherwise right click selected object(s) and choose same command in the context menu. Selected objects will be stored in the clipboard. Now you can insert them into file in another program or place in Master PDF Editor document.

To insert objects into Master PDF Editor choose Paste (Ctrl+V) item in Edit menu or press edit-paste button on the toolbar. You can also choose same command in the context menu. Pasted object will be located on the same place as on the page it was copied from.

Paste to Multiple Pages

If required, user can insert copied objects to multiple pages at once. To do it, choose Paste to Multiple Pages (Ctrl+Shift+V) item in Edit menu. Set appropriate way of objects pasting in the pop up window.

  • Pages — specify pages range to paste objects to.
  • All pages — copy to all document pages.страницы документа.
  • Except current one — if enabled, object wan’t be pasted to the current page.

Moving objects

Choose Edit Document edit-selecttool to move objects. Choose one object or multiple objects or a group and drag them to required position with mouse. You can also move objects with keyboard arrows. Object(s) will be moved by 5 pixels with each arrow key press or by 1 pixel if Ctrl key is being held.

Objects can be moved only within current page. If you need to move object to another document page, use Cut (Ctrl+X) command in the Edit menu ( edit-cut button on the toolbar) and Paste (Ctrl + V) command.

Sometimes it is required to move an object to the background or foreground. You can do it with commands Bring to Front, Send to Back in the Edit menu (layer-visible-on and layer-visible-off buttons on the toolbar)

Objects Rotation

To rotate any object (text, raster or vector image, filled vector image) select it with Edit Document tool and open Object Inspector, Geometry tab. Click arrows in Rotate item or specify custom angle to rotate object by required angle.

P.SPlease note that clipping path won’t be rotated if present. It should be removed. To do it, click Remove button in the Clipping Path tab.

Objects Deleting

To remove object(s), select it/them with Edit Document tool and press Delete (Del) in Edit menu or use same command in context menu. You can also click edit-delete button on the toolbar.