Changing the size/shape of frames

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

Prerequisite

  • Frames Frames button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

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

Procedure

  1. In Engrave mode, select the middle handle on an edge of the frame whose size or shape you want to change.
    Note

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

  2. Move the handle in any of the following ways:
    • To move it 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 handles to the left.

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

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

    • To move it 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 handle to the right/left or upwards/downwards.

    Note

    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.

Result

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

Note
  • 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.