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SCAL4 Distribute function

Posted on 19th January 2018
* Note - SCAL4 used.


1- Open SCAL4 software.


2- Insert the images you would like to distribute.


3- Select the images, then go to Object then Distribute. You can see that there are many options.

The first 3 options will relate to the other 8 options.

There is - Distribute to page - Distribute to selection - Distribute to selection below.

We will look at all three options and how this affects the distribution.


4- First we will look at the Distribute to page option. This means that the images selected will distribute in the canvas area.

Select that option, then you can choose one of the 8 below options -

Distribute left

Distribute centre horizontally

Distribute right

Distribute straight horizontally

Distribute top

Distribute centre vertically

Distribute bottom

Distribute space vertically

Here are the first 4 options -

Distribute left

Distribute centre horizontally

Distribute right

Distribute straight horizontally


5 - As you can see above and below, no matte what option you select the images move in exactly the same way.


6- The next 4 options are-

1-Distribute top

2- Distribute centre vertically

3 - Distribute bottom


7- And Distribute space vertically.

As you can see with these 4 options, the same thing happens, it distributes the images evenly but in exactly the same way for all 4 options.


8- The next option is Distribute to selection. Basically this means the images will be distributed in the area that you selected. so if the images are a long way apart they will distribute in that whole area.



9- The first 4 options which were -

Distribute left

Distribute centre horizontally

Distribute right

Distribute straight horizontally

With all of these selections again the same thing happened. Below is what happens with these above options.


10- Next four choices are as follows -

Distribute top

Distribute centre vertically

Distribute bottom

Distribute space vertically

Again the same thing happened with these four options as seen below.


11- Lastly, you have the option to check distribute selection below.


12-  The first 4 options which were -

Distribute left

Distribute centre horizontally

Distribute right

Distribute straight horizontally

Again the same thing happened to all 4 options.  Below is what happens with these above options.


13- Next four choices are as follows -

Distribute top

Distribute centre vertically

Distribute bottom

Distribute space vertically

Again the same thing happened with these four options as seen below.


13- You can also use the distribute options with text. Write your text, then right click and ungroup it.


14- I Found using the distribute option was a good option when wanting to stack your text to save space.


15- All in all the distribute option did not really do what I thought it would do and in future i would recommend using the align option. Saying this some of the vertical options seemed to work, and it also was dependent on where you placed your images.

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