Hi… I suspect this is a really stupid and obvious question, but I have been playing and reading for the last hour and can’t work it out.
I need put a rectangle of specific size EXACTLY in the centre of another larger rectangle.
I have created the first larger rectangle and setup guidelines so the centre is marked and have then drawn the 2nd smaller rectangle which I need to move right on the centre point of the first larger rectangle.
If I ‘move’ the smaller rectangle, the cursor “locks” to the center of the bigger one as I get close… But this is the point where I selected the rectangle, and not the center.
So it seems I just need to select the smaller rectangle at its center when I move…
I read that I can find the centre by hovering at the outside edge of the smaller rectangle until it shows “midpoiint” and then doing the same on the adjacent side and this shows me the center. BUT when I click this “centre” point I get an error saying “Nothing Selected. Use select tool for multiple items, or pick one item to move”
It seems that I can move the smaller rectangle by clicking at ANY part of it… But as soon as the midpoint is shown and my cursor snaps to this line, I get the error.
I even tried to draw to lines on the smaller rectangle with an intersection at the centre… But when I try to select it now to move, the lines move and not the rectangle.
What am I missing here?
All I want to do is pick up the smaller rectangle and put it directly in the middle of bigger one… I know I could do this by trial and error using the measure tool to get it central… But I want to do it perfectly every single time.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.