I'm a beginner of AI. I very often need to left-align two text boxes. Sometimes, I can just move one around the other, and a "glyphbound" can appear. But the "glyphbound" does not always appear.

I understand that there are point type and area type, but it does not seem that they are related to this alignment.

Are there other ways to left-align two text boxes? For instance, select the two boxes, and click on something?


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You can use the align buttons across the top of the screen in the Control Bar.

Or.. choose Window > Align to open the Align Panel.

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Select more than one object and tap the button for the align option you want...

These also work to align anchor points, if you select more than one anchor point, but not all anchor points for an object.

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