Selecting object in the timeline and moving them on the stage

Jul 12, 2017

Hi, I don't seem to be able to select objects in the timeline and move them all in the stage (for example 10 pixel up). Any tricks to do this ?

Yes I could go in the timeline lock everything else then go on the stage and drag a box around, but when a slide has dozen of objects spread over several layers this is a little tedious.

Any obvious trick I am missing ? thank you !

2 Replies
Alyssa Gomez

Hi Philippe!

The trick is to click on one of the the selected objects in the timeline, then you can use the keyboard arrows to move the objects around on the slide. 

You could also group the objects first, then use the Size and Position window to change the position of the entire group. Once you have the position the way you'd like it, ungroup the objects. 

Thanks for reaching out!

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Phillipe,

Are you looking to move them with keyboard shortcuts or just move them in general? I am able to drag them once selected on the slide itself. If I select it in the timeline I can move it's position in the timeline but to move it on the slide I would need to click there once it's selected.

I also wanted to point out we have a list of Keyboard shortcuts here. 

Let me know if you need anything else!

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