How can I move a selected text block numerically in 5.5?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Robert Montgomery, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. How can I move a selected text block numerically in 5.5?
     
    Robert Montgomery, Aug 17, 2011
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  2. Robert Montgomery

    gar Guest

    you should be able to move it by choosing the Move tool and using the
    L/R arrows to move it one pixel at a time or holding Shift and moving it
    ten pixels at a time.

    HTH

    Gary W. Chmura
     
    gar, Aug 17, 2011
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  3. Robert Montgomery

    Ulysses Guest

    you should be able to move it by choosing the Move tool and using the L/R
    Knew of the move tool and that crossed my mind
    but did not know of the options, thank you
     
    Ulysses, Aug 17, 2011
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  4. Thanks, Gar.

    Os there an easier way?

    I want to move the text 12 inches to the right. If I shift-click in
    ten-point increments, I have to click it 90 times. (Seventy-two pixels
    per inch x 12 inches = 864 pixels divided by ten = 86.4. So I'd have to
    click 86 times for each group of ten pixels, plus four times for the
    last four pixels = 90 clicks just to move one selection of text.)

    This would be too cumbersome.

    Robert
     
    Robert Montgomery, Aug 18, 2011
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  5. Robert Montgomery

    Savageduck Guest

    I just set some guides after I had entered the text. I then move a new
    guide to the right to the point where I want the text to start.
    Then I use the move tool and shift he entire text block to the new position.
    No clicking and the text is precisely relocated.
    Here is the A-B comparison with the guides in place.
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/TextShift_08.jpg >
     
    Savageduck, Aug 18, 2011
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  6. Thanks a lot, Savageduck. I looked at your screen snapshot and I
    understand. I have been using that method.

    However, I had been expecting that there is a numeric moving function
    similar to Indesign's Object > Transform > Move/Copy. But apparently
    such a function doesn't exist in Photoshop.

    Robert
     
    Robert Montgomery, Aug 18, 2011
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  7. Robert Montgomery

    gar Guest

    Ok, Robert, now I think I understand but I'm not sure you have the same
    options in PShop 5.5.

    Try this. Select your object/layer and go to Edit, Transform, Scale( or
    just R-click to do the same).

    On the property bar on the left is the Reference Point Location inputs.
    Choose a location in the grid icon and type in the number of pixels you
    want to move your object in the X and Y boxes.

    HTH this time

    Gar
     
    gar, Aug 20, 2011
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