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What home printer would allow for exact alignment of front and back?

None. End user printers are not designed for perfect registrations. None of them. It should always be expected that paper will shift and move slightly and never be pulled through the printer in the ...
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Illustrator align to object without moving one of them

Once you've selected the objects you want to align, click on the object you want to align relative to again. You'll notice that object gets a thicker outline—it is now the "Key Object". You'll notice ...
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How to find the vertical midpoint of a Gimp image or canvas?

After a few more minutes searching, I found the answer. So for anyone else who has this question I want to post a simple concise step-by-step explanation. Script-fu window for setting vertical or ...
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What home printer would allow for exact alignment of front and back?

The only kind of sheet fed printers I know of that can achieve accurate registration are printing presses. They have suckers to lift each sheet, and mechanical lays to push or pull the paper into the ...
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Is there a general rule regarding font spacing?

It's called kerning, which is an additional spacing applied to specific pairs of characters1. The aim is to have a perceived equal spacing between glyphs. Mathematically equal spacing based on the ...
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Inkscape: How to evenly space objects?

Use the Align and Distribute panel. Do the shapes first. Select them and Align: Centre on horizontal axis, then Distribute: Make horizontal gaps between objects equal. Group the shapes. Select the ...
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Why do triangles do this with alignment

Illustrator's align options use the bounding box as the area of definition, not the center point. Therefore, when you click the align buttons, Illustrator is centering the triangle's bounding box ...
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Sketch: vertical text alignment

Sketch only allows to vertically center text if they are fixed and do not using the native line-height of the font. This is how you can active the vertical alignment options: Create a text layer ...
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When should center align paragraph text be used?

In my opinion... Never Center aligning is fine for headlines, sub-headlines, captions, figures, etc. However, for paragraphs there's never a reason for line-for-line centering. Line-for-line centering ...
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Distribute evenly such that object spacing to page margins = spacing between objects

Use a couple of helper objects aligned to the edge of the rectangle (or page) by using snapping, then do the distribute, then delete the helper objects.
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Why do triangles do this with alignment

Center of an arbitrary object is a bit diffuse concept. See there are four possible centers for a triangle. those are: Center of Gravity (COG), aka. Centroid, Circumcenter, Incenter, and Orthocenter. ...
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Illustrator: Rotate one object to align another object

Select square Activate direct select tool (a, white arrow, no this will not work with the black arrow*) move mouse to one of the corner points of the square. Once you snap to corner (be sure you have ...
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staggering line paths evenly in illustrator

Option One: An Effect Draw one path. Select it and choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform from the menu. Tweak the values there. (Note the settings in the screenshot below) Then,...
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Illustrator CC: Turn off align objects to pixel grid

If you want to disable it in Illustrator CC2017 follow the steps below since it was changed: First click this Icon in the top right Corner: Then click the following entry in the Menu that popped up: ...
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How do I align objects within the key object?

There is no "one button" to align and distribute to a key object. It needs to be done in steps. And it requires somewhat manual interaction. And it seems that Distribute Spacing is more appropriate ...
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alignment issues with logo design

Snapping circles can be tricky, but in this case you can use guides. Switch to View > Outline and do like this: Create a horizontal guide which snaps to the point where the three circles must ...
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How can I align layer to center of canvas in Photoshop

Select the Move Tool. Select the layer you want to center. Press Ctrl / Cmd + A to select all. (This creates a selection the size of the canvas which you can then align the selected layer according to....
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Illustrator: can I align an open path to either Inside or Outside

You can't align the stroke of an open path, but you can align the path itself! From Preferences → General check "Use Preview Bounds": This will use the visual appearance of objects to create ...
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Illustrator: Centering two groups according to an object in one of the groups

In addition to Joooja's answer, here are two other methods. Smart guides method: Just the fastest ever, if you have a simple artwork. Just select the center of the big circle use move it to center ...
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Inkscape, align objects top has space between objects

I think this probably a rendering issue because the width of the white line seems to change with different zoom levels. Anyway, if you want to combine the shapes in a heart shape, I suggest the path-...
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When should center align paragraph text be used?

Wedding invitations. Some greeting cards. Very formal, very brief pieces of text. Some poster and advertising headlines. Centered or "center justified" or "ragged-center" text is ...
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Footnote style using asterisk should have space or no space between symbol and note?

Yes, I generally use a narrow space like third, quarter or thin space. However, if you have multiple footnotes, or they span across multiple lines, or the numbering/symbols take up more space, you ...
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Is there a way to align bullet point indent in InDesign paragraph styles?

Insert your cursor after the bullet in the line that wraps and press Cmd/Ctrl + \ (the backslash key), the default keyboard shortcut for "Indent to Here". This will align all subsequent lines of text ...
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"Correctly" vertically center text in a box

Good question! I really like, and agree with, the answers given so far. My answer focuses more on pragmatic technique rather than scientific or mathematical reasoning. :D With that said, my ...
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Move object into alignment with an existing object

Change the value of "Relative to:" in the Align and Distribute menu. Using "First selected" or "Last selected" is probably your best option; they will keep one object stationary and move the other (...
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How to align several objects on the same x coordianate?

Use the Align tool Window → Align (Shift+F7) and select Horizontal Align. Make sure you select what you are trying to align it to. Artboard - Align it all with the center of the artboard Selection -...
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