Thursday, August 20, 2009

Unlink height and width scaling in Expression Design

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most aggravating. I wanted to change the width of an object without changing the height, but I wanted to do it by the numbers not the drag handles. Every time I typed in the new width, the height changed proportionately. It took me a while to notice the “unlink” icon in the bottom toolbar between the height and width setter textboxes. Like magic clicking the icon allows independent adjustment of height and width of the selected entity.

Unlink height and width settings