How to get things lined up diagonally in Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by DesertFox, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2004

    Im trying to get some letter lined up diagonally with one another and I discovered the "line segment tool". Is this the best tool for the job or is there something I have overlooked.

    Im thinking that its not because the diagonal line disappears after I choose another object.


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  2. macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    Let me put it this way Desertfox, I've been using Illy for years and I've never heard of the 'line segment tool', so I doubt that you are going to need it.

    It's probably a good time now, to let you know that macrumors is not really the right place to be if you want to learn how to use illustrator. However it's a good place to come if you need a quick answer to a specific question or some special technique like vectorising a photo. :)

    You've only had the program for a day, if you start a thread for every slight query it will soon become very tiresome. But I may be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time.

    Why not just start a single thread called "teach me how to use illustrator" and put all your questions in that thread.

    edit: silly me, I never knew it was called the 'line segment tool', all that is, is a tool for making lines. Not what you are after.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    Put a stroke on the line of a different color (like lime green) so that you can see it even when it is not selected. Line it up. Delete the line.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2004
    Thanks done.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2007
    You can also draw a line either with the line segment tool or pen tool and select it, click Apple+5 and that will convert the line you just drew into a guide that you can show/hide just like other guides.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    turn on smart guides!
  7. macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2007

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