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lock aspect

hi,

 

can someone please exaplain to me what is the "Lock aspect" function in  formatting?

doesnt understand what it's goal

 

thanks!

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Sean Super Contributor
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Re: lock aspect

@MP_123

It locks the proportions of an element - so if you resize - it will keep the same proportions.

 

Create a Chart - Turn "Lock Aspect" on - and then resize with the mouse - and you'll see it keeps the proportions the same.

 

Think of a 16:9 TV - whether is 42" or 65" - its proportions are 16:9

 

Hope this helps!

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Sean Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: lock aspect

@MP_123

It locks the proportions of an element - so if you resize - it will keep the same proportions.

 

Create a Chart - Turn "Lock Aspect" on - and then resize with the mouse - and you'll see it keeps the proportions the same.

 

Think of a 16:9 TV - whether is 42" or 65" - its proportions are 16:9

 

Hope this helps!

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efigoldman Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Re: lock aspect

I dont see any difference when selecting it or not.

What should I look for?

vichus Member
Member

Re: lock aspect

Where exactly can i see the difference for Lock aspect on vs off?

Puneet Visitor
Visitor

Re: lock aspect

I didn't see any difference after on/off loack aspect. Please clearfiy this.

 

Thanks!!

8017 Regular Visitor
Regular Visitor

Re: lock aspect

You will see the difference if you turn Lock Aspect ON and then resize your visual (element) using the "handles" (I don't know propper term for it in English) in the corner of selected visual. Then try it with Lock Aspect OFF.

See the screenshot. Handles highlighted in the red rectangles. 

 

 lock.png

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