Graphic Element Tools

Use the Graphic Element tools to arrange and modify graphics created using the Graphics Tab.

The Graphic Element tools are not available on a toolbar. If you want to use these tools, you may add them to any toolbar. They are available in the Customize dialog.

  1. Right-click the area around the docked toolbars and select Customize.
  2. Select the Commands tab and select the Graphic Element category.
  3. Drag icons from the Graphic Elements category and drop on any toolbar.

    Tool

    Description

    Align Bottom

    Aligns selected elements to the bottom.

    Align Center

    Aligns selected elements to the horizontal center.

    Align Left

    Aligns selected elements to the left.

    Align Right

    Aligns selected elements to the right.

    Align Top

    Aligns selected elements to the top.

    Align Vertical Center

    Aligns selected elements to the vertical center.

    Bring Forward

    Brings the selected element(s) forward.

    Bring to Front

    Brings the selected element(s) to the front.

    Distribute Horizontally

    Distributes selected elements evenly in the horizontal direction.

    Distribute Vertically

    Distributes selected elements evenly in the vertical direction.

    Group

    Groups the selected elements.

    Rotate

    Rotates the selected text or graphics.

    Rotate Left

    Rotates the selected text or graphic(s) 90 degrees counterclockwise.

    Rotate Right

    Rotates the selected text or graphic(s) 90 degrees clockwise.

    Select Elements

    Selects graphic elements on the map. It will not select features.

    Send Backward

    Sends the selected element(s) backward.

    Send to Back

    Sends the selected element(s) to the back.

    Ungroup

    Ungroups the selected elements. This tool is enabled only with a grouped graphic selected.

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