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center text

Hi
I have four boxes in illustrator I now want to center the text in the boxes but when I try the box moves, and I have to be sure that only the text in the box is moving and not the box ? How do I do that ?
See attached file
Pr-ve-p--kasser-med-tekst--centr.pdf
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aleghartCommented:
Select all objects you wish to align.
Click once on your "key" object...in this case, the box.
Now, click the center button.
The key object will stay in place.  All others will move.
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Jason210Commented:
To align text within a box, use the text alignment controls. There is left "align left", "align right" and "align center". use align center. This alignment, formerly known as "justification" is a property of a paragraph, and needs to be set for each paragraph. In ┬┤word processors, a paragraph is defined by a hard return at the end of it.
In CS3, the alignment icons are on the toolbar at the top.
You can also find the same icons in the Paragraph Window. You can open this with ALT + CTRL + T
1) Select all the text to be centred
2) In the Paragraph Window, choose the align centre icon.

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aleghartCommented:
Sorry.  Can't post the video capture.
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Jason210Commented:
sorry didn't see the pdf file!
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aleghartCommented:
@Jason210

The issue is with the boxes moving.  To avoid that, user must select "key" object before clicking the alignment button.  The key object stays in place.  All other objects move in reference to the key.
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dorthe2008Author Commented:
Thanks that was just what I was looking for :-)
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Jason210Commented:
yes i know i didn't read the pdf
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