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4. Transforming Objects > Review answers

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1. Double-click the Artboard tool (Image), and edit the dimensions of the active artboard in the Artboard Options dialog box. Select the Artboard tool, position the pointer over an edge or corner of the artboard, and drag to resize. Select the Artboard tool, click in an artboard in the Document window and change the dimensions in the Control panel.

2. To rename an artboard, you can select the Artboard tool and click to select an artboard. Then, change the name in the Name field in the Control panel. You can also double-click the name of the artboard in the Artboards panel to rename it or click the Options button in the Artboards panel to enter the name in the Artboard Options dialog box.

3. The ruler origin is the point where 0 (zero) appears on each ruler. By default, the ruler origin is set to be 0 (zero) in the top-left corner of the active artboard.

4. You can resize an object in several ways: By selecting it and dragging handles on its bounding box, by using the Scale tool or the Transform panel, or by choosing Object > Transform > Scale to specify exact dimensions. You can also scale by choosing Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform.

5. You use the Transform panel for making the following transformations: Moving or precisely placing objects in your artwork (by specifying the X and Y coordinates and the reference point), scaling, rotating, shearing, and flipping.

6. The square icon, called the reference point locator, indicates the bounding box of the selected objects. Select a reference point in the square to indicate the reference point from which the objects (as a group) move, scale, rotate, shear, or reflect.

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