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Old 04-06-2010, 11:18
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Default Aligning an object to a specific coordinate

A recent thread on the Photo-paint X4 forum at coreldraw.com got me wondering if a macro could be created to align the center of a selected object in PP to a specified point or coordinate.

I tried something very basic first but the center always aligns to the upper left corner, not the x-y coordinates I entered in the macro. The 3 and 5 are inches and are just arbitrary. The goal is to align the object's (a.k.a. object layer) center with the whatever coordinates you want.

Sub AlignCenterToPoint()

   ActiveLayer.AlignToPoint pntAlignHCenter + pntAlignVCenter, 3#, 5#

End Sub

I also asked this on the PPX4 newsgroup, but only one person had any input. I thought I would throw it out here and see if anyone else had some ideas.
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Default SetPosition

I believe you want to use SetPosition. From testing in X5, it looks like this sets the top left corner of the layer to any coordinates. So if you want to set the center you just do a little math with the width and height. Say I want the center of the layer at 100 pixels by 100 pixels I would do it like this:

Sub MoveMe()
    Dim w As Long, h As Long
    ActiveLayer.GetSize w, h
    ActiveLayer.SetPosition 100 - w / 2, 100 - h / 2
End Sub
If you wanted to move a number of layers to the same position, select them and run something like this:

Sub MoveMySelection()
    Dim w As Long, h As Long
    Dim ly As Layer
    For Each ly In Layers.Selection
        ly.GetSize w, h
        ly.SetPosition 100 - w / 2, 100 - h / 2
    Next ly
End Sub
Hope that helps,

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