Changing the size/shape of frames

You can change the size and shape of individual frames, including on master pages, after they have been input.


  • Frames is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • If you want to change the size/shape of frames on a master page, you have opened the master page in the master page editor.


  1. Select the middle handle on an edge of the frame whose size or shape you want to change.

    You can only select a single handle on a single frame at a time.

  2. Move the handle in any of the following ways:
    • Press Alt/Opt-Right Arrow to move it to the right.

    • Press Alt/Opt-Left Arrow to move it to the left.

    • Press Alt/Opt-Up Arrow to move it upwards.

    • Press Alt/Opt-Down Arrow to move it downwards.


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

    • Click and drag the handle to the right/left or upwards/downwards.


    You can only move handles on the right/left edges of frames to the right/left. You can only move handles on the top/bottom edges of frames upwards/downwards. For example, if you want to make a frame wider, you can select the middle handle on the right edge of the frame and move it to the right.

  3. Optional: Repeat steps 1 and 2 for any other edge of the frame you want to move to achieve the size and shape you want.


The size and/or shape of the selected frame is changed.

  • Depending on the constraints defined for the frame, it may appear with a different size/shape on pages with different page sizes, orientations, and/or page margins.

  • You can also change the size/shape of 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.