Aligning rulers

If you're working with multiple rulers, you may find you need to line them up in either a certain direction or position. Manga Studio has a few functions you can use to rotate and adjust your rulers to whatever position, spacing, or angle you need.

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The Verticalize function takes your selected rulers and adjusts them until they're all at a 90-degree angle, which you can see in Figure 8-10. The sizes and general positions of the rulers remain the same.

Figure 8-10:

The Verticalize function quickly aligns your rulers at 90 degrees.

Figure 8-10:

The Verticalize function quickly aligns your rulers at 90 degrees.

To make your rulers vertical, follow these steps:

1. Use the Object Selector to choose the rulers you want to verticalize.

2. From the main menu, choose RulersC Verticalize.

That's all you need to do! The rulers instantly rotate to a vertical position. Horizontalize

The Horizontalize function takes your selected rulers and adjusts them until they're all in a horizontal position, while maintaining their si2e and location on the canvas. Check out Figure 8-11 for an example of this.

Figure 8-11:

Use the Horizontalize function to lay selected rulers atO degrees.

Figure 8-11:

Use the Horizontalize function to lay selected rulers atO degrees.

To make your rulers horizontal, follow these steps:

1. Use the Object Selector to choose the rulers you want to verticalize.

2. From the main menu, choose Rulers1J Horizontalize.

Pretty simple, eh? Your selected rulers are all lying horizontally on the page. Align sides

Useful for aligning ruler shapes, the Align Sides function takes your selected ruler sides (if the rulers are rectangular or polygonal) or ellipses and moves or transforms them until they line up on the same axis. (See Figure 8-12.)

Figure 8-12:

The Align Sides function lines up the rulers along the axis of your choice.

To align the sides of your rulers, follow these steps:

1. Use the Object Selector to select the ruler sides or ellipses you want to align.

2. From the main menu, choose Ruler: Align Sides.

The Align Sides dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8-13. The rulers line up according to the default settings.

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3. If you're aligning elliptical rulers, select whether you want to align them by their long or short axes by selecting the appropriate Ellipse Ruler Settings option button.

4. Select which ruler you want to use as the reference point for alignment by clicking the Swap Base with Moving Line button.

Each click on the bntton cycles through each ruler and aligns the other selected rulers accordingly.

5. Click OK when you're done. Parallel by interval

The Parallel by Interval function allows you to quickly horizontalize or vertical-ize your rulers a set distance apart from each other, as shown in Figure 8-14.

Figure 8-14:

The Parallel by Interval function aligns and spaces out your rulers at whatever amount you like.

Figure 8-14:

The Parallel by Interval function aligns and spaces out your rulers at whatever amount you like.

To make your rulers parallel by interval, follow these steps:

1. Use the Object Selector to select the rulers you want to align.

2. From the main menu, choose Ruler: Parallel by Interval.

The Parallel by Interval dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 8-15. The rulers align according to the default settings.

Figure 8-15:

The Parallel by Interval dialog box.

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3. Choose how you want the rulers aligned (either vertically or horizontally) by selecting the appropriate Aligning Direction radio button.

4. Choose the amount of spacing between the rulers by selecting an option from the Interval radio buttons.

You have three options to choose from in this section:

• Horizontal Interval: This sets a spacing interval based on the default Horizontal Interval value. You can't change this value in this dialog box.

• Vertical Interval: This sets a spacing interval based on the default Vertical Interval value. You can't change this value in this dialog box.

• Set Interval: This is a custom spacing interval you can use by either entering a value between 0 and 200 mm in its text box, or you can use the slider bar (activated by clicking the black triangle to the right of the text box) to adjust until you find your desired value.

5. If you're aligning elliptical rulers, select whether you want to align them by their long or short axes by selecting the appropriate Ellipse Ruler Settings radio button.

6. Select which ruler you want to use as the reference point for alignment by clicking the Swap Base with Moving Line button.

Each click on the button cycles through each ruler and aligns the other selected rulers accordingly.

7. Click OK when you're done.

You can change the default Horizontal and Vertical Intervals in the System Preferences by choosing FileOPreferences. In the Preferences dialog box that appears, click the + next to Page to expand the list, and then select Ruler. You can then adjust the default options as you please.

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