Ace_Tip #3: "Custom shapes" reflexion

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Ace_Tip #3: "Custom shapes" reflexion

Postby Scripting_Ace » 11 Nov 2004, 13:54

[b]Platform: Mac and PC
[b]Applications: Quark XPress
[b]XTensions: none

Hi all,

If you ever find yourself in a position where you need to mirror a custom shape, here a short procedure to help you with the process:
[ulist]
[*]Make sure the [b]Item->[b]Edit->[b]Shape option is not checked.

[b]To create an horizontal reflextion:
[*]Copy the width of your shape from the measurement palette.
[*]Drag the right (or left) bounds of your shape across its opposite side.
You should end up with your shape flipped horizontally but distorted.
[*]Paste the copied width back into the measurement palette.

[b]To create a vertical reflextion:
[*]Copy the height of your shape from the measurement palette.
[*]Drag the top (or bottom) bounds of your shape across its opposite side.
You should end up with your shape flipped vertically but distorted.[*]Paste the copied height back into the measurement palette.[/ulist]
Voil!

Hope this helps!
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Postby erique » 23 Dec 2004, 14:52

yes! yes! yes! that helps a whole lot! cheers, michel!
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Postby ken b » 13 Dec 2006, 17:43

That is sooooo smooth. I almost had to cry it was so easy! I am working on a layout that has a custom shape I drew on the front cover then I needed it again on the back cover. My serching the forums really paid off. Cheers!!
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Postby eyoungren » 13 Dec 2006, 18:09

Reflexion Ace? :wink:
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Postby Scripting_Ace » 13 Dec 2006, 20:07

Yes I like to punder on these things from time to time... :wink:
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Postby Jean-Marie Schwartz » 14 Dec 2006, 04:34

Michel I think I already gave that tip in a way or another several months ago in response to sb who could not figure out how to flip his custom shape.
Anyway you put it all very clearly and in the right forum :lol:
Thanks for your help and call again! :wink:
(As for the survey I don't know what to tick :wink: )

[Hey! wait a minute! you posted that over 2 years ago? Gosh I'm sorry about my "several months". Scripting_Ace is the best. Scripting_Ace is a beast. Long life to Scripting_Ace! :lol: ]
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Postby Millamagia » 19 Jan 2010, 19:25

How does this work in Quark 8.2? I can't find Edit > Shape option in Item menu. I have tried everything, but the shape I've drawn simply won't flip. Please help!
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Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 19 Jan 2010, 19:38

Hi, Millamagia,
Edit Shape is not needed anymore as it is automatically selected when you choose a Bezier tool and automatically deselected when you choose any other tool.
What prevents this (unless you are very very quick ;-) is the preference when live drag should occur.
So set the preference "Delay before live refresh drag" (in Application > Input Settings) to a higher value than "0.1", e.g. 1 or 2 seconds.
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Postby Millamagia » 19 Jan 2010, 19:47

Thank you Matthias!!! You saved my day :)
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Re: Ace_Tip #3: "Custom shapes" reflexion

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 11 Jul 2014, 02:54

By the way, while updating this forum I found this trick to mirror shapes.

i am sure you already found it that in QuarkXPress 10 you do not need this anymore, as it is now standard functionality.

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