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In Illustrator, I can scale or resize an object by using the Selection tool and grabbing a point on a shape and dragging it. I can keep the scaling proportional by holding down the Shift key as I drag.

I can't find any way to scale or resize a shape in Designer. Is there a specific key combination to get the job done?

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Hello inspiredmac,

In addition to what @toltec said, hold down the "Shift" and "Ctrl/Cmd" keys together by dragging one of the corners of the shape selection frame to force magnification from the center.

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In this instance, I was working on a some text on a line (or curve, if you like). I tried using the Selection tool and the Node tool while holding down the Shift key and dragging, but I could not get the shape to resize or scale.

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1 hour ago, inspiredmac said:

In this instance, I was working on a some text on a line (or curve, if you like). I tried using the Selection tool and the Node tool while holding down the Shift key and dragging, but I could not get the shape to resize or scale.

Text on a path is not a shape.

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Use the Move Tool and drag on any edge or corner tool to resize the path only. The text will re-flow to fit. Press Shift to constrain the proportions.

If you want to resize the path and the text at the same time, drag on the resize handle

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Again, press shift to constrain the proportions.

 

 


Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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I'll give this a try. I think I dragged on every point I could see. Somehow I don't remember seeing the point your red arrow is pointing to.

Chock it up to inexperience with the program.

Thanks.

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