How to manually type in handles for anchor in Adobe Illustrator?


In Illustrator CS 5.1, I would like to manually type in the points for handles on an anchor point, as I need to be more exact than moving them with my mouse. How can I do this?

10/19/2011 7:36:00 PM

Bezier handles aren't exposed in the UI for numeric positioning, but if you're looking for better precision for geometry and/or symmetry, try turning on the Grid and Snap to Grid under the View menu. If you adjust the grid to the resolution you need (under Preferences > Guides & Grid) you may have the solution. The Bezier handles will snap to the grid.

If that's not the issue, expand the question with a bit more detail about the exact problem you're trying to solve. There are several very knowledgeable Illustrator folks here who can likely point you to a good workaround.

10/19/2011 9:58:00 PM