I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this!
In InDesign, I always use the
Live Distribute feature to equally space objects. This is much quicker than trying to calculate the space you want between objects using
Horizontal Distribute Space or
Vertical Distribute Space. Does anyone know how to do this in Illustrator or have an alternative solution?
Now, I don't remember how I originally found out about the
Live Distribute shortcut, and I only figured out what it was called by googling. This is an example of the feature I'm talking about:
Whenever I try the same steps in Illustrator, it just expands all of the objects. I have done every type of aligning I can find in Illustrator (within the
Align window), but none of them have the freedom of the function I'm looking for. So, I Googled around to figure out what it was called in Indesign (
Live Distribute), then googled that feature with Illustrator...Nada. I've spent entirely too much time on several different occasions trying to figure this shortcut out, and I give up every time. ANY insight would help this girl out a ton! Thank you!
To clarify, above, I tried to simplify by showing identical objects, but ultimately I'm looking to use this function with items that are not exactly the same. For instance... same size "placed" images while creating a pattern as shown below. I suppose I could produce a box with step and repeat, then just place my images over the box, but I'm hoping for a more efficient/direct solution.