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How can one scale both a rectangle and a circle--both being selected--so that the circle is scaled appropriately according to what I want to specify the rectangle's width to be?

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Do I just have to measure what the width is now, then scale to the percentage of the ratio of what I want over what I have already? – Today_Is_Wednesday Jan 23 '14 at 3:18

For precision, if you need the objects to be a specific width....

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If you want to scale by a percentage.

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You can also perform math functions in dimension fields. (+ plus, - minus, * multiply, and / divide) So if you know your square is 100pt wide and you want the circle to be 80% of 100pts, you could input 100*.8 into the Width field (100pts times .8 = 80% of 100):

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Hit enter and the value will be calculated (80pts)

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