Moving text manually

In Engrave mode, you can manually move text that you added with the text editor in Write mode.


This does not apply to text in text frames.


  1. Select the texts that you want to move.
  2. Move the texts in any of the following ways:
    • Press Alt-Right Arrow to move them to the right.

    • Press Alt-Left Arrow to move them to the left.

    • Press Alt-Up Arrow to move them upwards.

    • Press Alt-Down Arrow to move them downwards.


      If you want to move items by larger increments, you can press Ctrl/Cmd as well as the standard key command, for example, Ctrl/Cmd-Alt-Left Arrow.

    • Click and drag them in any direction.


The selected texts are moved to new positions.


Offset in the Common group of the Properties panel is activated automatically when you move text.

  • Offset X moves text horizontally.

  • Offset Y moves text vertically.

You can also use this property to move text by changing the values in the value fields.

Deactivating the property resets the selected items to their default position.