Align Snagit objects

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I do not seem to have the ability to align objects in Snagit.

I use Snagit mainly for training manuals and my pictures often look a little unprofessional as I cannot align objects such as boxes and sequence numbers.

In this example today I have a requirement to place sequence numbers across a horizontal line.  I would like the ability to align these so that once I place the first number sequence, when I go to place the second the system notifies me when they are aligned and so on.  At the end, I will then have all numbers aligned perfectly in a horizontal line rather than what I have below.



In the second example with boxes, the same thing.  In that instance I want to have the boxes all in line.  Obviously I've rushed this and could align better!  Where the arrow is on the right however I tried to copy/paste so that the boxes would be aligned vertically the same and use the arrow key to shift it across.  However, even doing that caused the pasted box to be out of line vertically and not of any help.  When I then press the arrow key up to try to align fractionally it goes above too far.  The only workaround seems to be to copy/paste then move one box over the other before using the arrow keys to move it right across the page again which is pretty painful.




Below is how Lucidchart.com achieves this - aligning top, centre and bottom (Real screenshot)



So drawing on that well developed solution, my proposal for Snagit would look similar as below.  Obviously the requirement would apply across a vertical line just the same.



If there's a working solution already I'd love to know about it - but couldn't find in community.
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brendan.sheppard

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi brendan,

First, press the <SHIFT> key down and hold while you click on all the items you need to align to select them. Then right-click the selection and choose Arrange > Align > then the option you need.



Or, as Paul mentioned, once you make your selections, you can use the menu at the top of the program to get to the same options.

Kelly
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Rick Grunwald

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+1 here. I still don't know why they kept piling up on me
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brendan.sheppard

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Thanks so much Kelly and Paul, sorry I didn't find this myself before submitting this!    I did try :(
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Matthew

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I would really love it if the Snagit editor provided some alignment aid actively when shapes are being created, rather than having to tweak it afterwards.  Something like this (why can't we share screencast.com here?!).

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Joe Morgan

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The feature already exists.
Its called Canvas Snapping. However, the snapping alignment snaps to other objects, the center of the image,cursor,etc.

I find the feature more annoying that helpful.So I keep it disabled.

You can hold the Alt. key to temporarily disable/override canvas snapping.


Regards,Joe
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Matthew

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Hi Joe.  Yeah I have since found this feature although it isn't quite as feature packed as the example I provided.  Better than nothing but would be good if it could be expanded!