Moving frames

You can move individual frames around pages, including page templates, after they have been input. For example, if you want the text frames containing page number tokens to appear in the middle of pages, rather than the outside corners.


You cannot move frames beyond page margins or to other pages. If you want frames to appear on different pages, you can either copy them to other pages or delete them from their original pages and create new frames on the new pages.


  • Frames Frames button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • If you want to move frames on a page template, you have opened the page template in the page template editor.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the frames you want to move.

    When using the mouse, you can only move a single frame at a time.

  2. Move the frames in any of the following ways:
    • To move frames a standard amount to the right, left, up, or down, press Alt/Opt plus the corresponding arrow key. For example, press Alt/Opt-Left Arrow to move frames to the left.

    • To move frames a large amount, press Ctrl/Cmd plus the standard key command; for example, Ctrl/Cmd-Alt/Opt-Left Arrow.

    • To move frames a moderate amount, press Shift plus the standard key command; for example, Shift-Alt/Opt-Left Arrow.

    • To move frames a small amount, press Ctrl/Cmd-Shift plus the standard key command; for example, Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-Alt/Opt-Left Arrow.

    • Click and drag the frame in any direction.


The selected frames are moved to new positions.


You can also move frames by using properties in the Frames group of the Properties panel.

  • Height: Available for frames with unlocked top or bottom constraints.

  • Width: Available for frames with unlocked right or left constraints.

  • Left/Top/Right/Bottom: Available for frames with the corresponding locked constraints.