Align text and graphic elements in layout to last item selected

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02-05-2019 05:57 AM
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There needs to be the ability to align items in layouts such as text and graphic elements to the last item selected. For example in ArcMap if I have a scale bar, a rectangle, and some text I can select the items in that order and if I align to center, the items will all align to the text because it was the last item selected in the group.

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This is driving me crazy! The workaround is to have a lot of patience and drag the individual items manually and wait for the snap line to appear. Doing this 30 times isn't fun. 

I did not see that this to be the case. Selecting first, last, or anything aligns to the center of all selected features. Very frustrating. I was excited when I saw this solution.

The change in element alignment is actually a game breaker for me. Not being able to align to the specific element that I want the other elements aligned to makes my map layout creation infinitely more frustrating and time consuming.