Using the Replicator Onscreen Controls

In addition to using the Position parameters in the Properties tab or the Select/Transform tool to move the replicator in the Canvas, you can also use the Adjust Item tool, one of the 2D transform tools available in the Toolbar. This section provides two examples of using the Adjust Item tool to modify a replicator.

To use the Adjust Item tool
  1. Select the replicator you want to adjust.

  2. In the Toolbar, click and hold the Select/Transform tool, then choose the Adjust Item tool from the pop-up menu.

    Figure. Adjust Item tool in the Toolbar.

    Once the Adjust Item tool is selected, the replicator onscreen controls appear in the Canvas. Dragging the pattern’s shape adjusts the size of the replicator shape. For example, if the shape is a spiral or circle, dragging the shape changes the Radius parameter value. Dragging in the Canvas (but not directly on the shape) repositions the replicator in the Canvas.

    Figure. Canvas window showing onscreen controls for a replicator.

    If the replicator shape is a rectangle, dragging a corner or edge of its bounding box changes the Size parameter value. Depending on which handle you drag, you can constrain the transform to width, height, or depth (in a box-shaped replicator). Or you can drag a corner handle to scale the replicator in multiple dimensions simultaneously.

    Figure. Canvas window showing a replicator being modified using the onscreen controls.
    Figure. Canvas window showing a replicator being modified using the onscreen controls.
    Figure. Canvas window showing a replicator being modified using the onscreen controls.