Align single layer relative to page

Version: 2024

Type: Features

Category: Graphing

Subcategory: General

Jira: ORG-27574

Before Origin 2024, the alignment toolbar buttons only works for multi-layer, multi-graphic objects, or layer+object selection.

There was no easy way to align a layer relative to page, such as center of the page horizontally, etc.

In Origin 2024, user can select a single layer and then use Left, Right, Top, Bottom, Vertical, Horizontal toolbar buttons to align layer to page.

Note: if the selected layer is one of the following, align it may affect position of other layers. Please unlink first, or not check the checkbox, or change size unit not to be % of linked layer first before alignment.

  • a parent layer (there are other layers linked to it & size unit set to % of linked layer)

  • or a child layer (linked to some parent layer with size unit set to % of linked layer, and the checkbox When dragged to reposition, also reposition parent layer checked)