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In illustrator CC I want to center align multiple objects (such as crosses and circles) within a grid (for example 3 x 3) ie I want my artboard to look like this:

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Should I use a grid for this? If so I have set up a grid (in Edit / preferences / Guides and grid) but I don't know how to center align a particular object (for example a green circle) to a particular grid square (for example center align a green circle to the top left grid square). Any ideas please?

  • What exactly is the problem? You cannot find the menu item or you don't know how to set up the grid? – Luciano Jun 17 '16 at 12:33
  • @Luciano I have added detail - is it clear now? – Juc1 Jun 17 '16 at 12:48
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  1. Set up your grid (Preferences → Guides & Grid)
  2. Turn on grid snapping (View → Snap to Grid)
  3. Draw your shapes...

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