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I have several objects with different x coordinates. If I select them all and transform them to a x coordinate Illustrator sets the x coordinates relative to the selection as a whole. I want to set the x coordinate for all objects the same.

So: The objects should be in line below each other, starting at the same x. Is there any way to do it? I don't want to set the x coordinate for the objects separatly.

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Use the Align tool Window > Align (Shift + F7) and select Horizontal Align.


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Make sure you select what you are trying to align it to.

  • Artboard - Align it all with the center of the artboard

  • Selection - Average it out in the middle (all will still be perfectly aligned)

  • Key Object - Align it to the selection which has the Bold outline (you can change the key object by just clicking on a different object)

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    So, this is helpful and works, but seems a little bit like a workaround if I get it right. In case of objects that are a little bit too far on the left and some are a little bit too far on the right, I would need several steps instead of just typing in the x coordinate, right? – ScientiaEtVeritas May 8 '17 at 12:10
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    @ScientiaEtVeritas You can place one object in the exact spot you want them all to be in, and align to Key Object – WELZ May 8 '17 at 12:16

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