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Aaargh! Clip Rectangle not working properly - Macromedia Freehand

In Freehand 9 when I need to create a Clipping Path and only show a portion of an image, I would position the image relative to its boundary box/shape, CUT it, then select the box/shape, and "PASTE INSIDE". End result - you only see the portion retained inside the box/shape. I could then select the complete shape (with its image) and move it, or duplicate it, etc. However, some setting must have changed on me somewhere, somehow... (hope I can explain this properly) Now when I move this shape with the image inside, only the outside box moves. The pasted ...

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    Default Aaargh! Clip Rectangle not working properly

    In Freehand 9 when I need to create a Clipping Path and only show a portion of
    an image, I would position the image relative to its boundary box/shape, CUT
    it, then select the box/shape, and "PASTE INSIDE".
    End result - you only see the portion retained inside the box/shape.
    I could then select the complete shape (with its image) and move it, or
    duplicate it, etc.

    However, some setting must have changed on me somewhere, somehow...
    (hope I can explain this properly)

    Now when I move this shape with the image inside, only the outside box moves.
    The pasted inside image stays where it is. Which means it doesn't show up if I
    move the box too much. Or if I select the box and cut and paste it somewhere
    else, only the box shows up and not the image. The image stays in the same
    location where it started. Like it is locked in place.

    How can I fix this so the image and box/shape stay locked together?

    If I hold down and click on the box, I can see the box move and the tinted
    image underneath staying put. It doesn't matter whether I group things or not.
    I have Cut Contents, grouped the image and the box, and I can move, or cut and
    paste them. Once at the new location I can Ungroup, Cut the image, Paste Inside
    and the Clipped Path is back. But it's a tedious way to do this, and I never
    had to do it this way before.

    What to do????

    G4/400. Mac OS9.1. Freehand 9.


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    designnorth Guest

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    Default Re: Aaargh! Clip Rectangle not working properly

    designnorth wrote:
     

    I'm happy to tell you there's an easy solution. In the Transform/Move panel,
    check 'Contents'. I know...not intuitive, but that's how it works.

    Likewise when scaling, skewing or rotating clipping paths and their
    contents, make sure the 'contents' box is checked or unchecked as required.

    Judy Arndt

    Judy Guest

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    Default Re: Aaargh! Clip Rectangle not working properly

    Judy, you're a sweetheart!

    I new it had to be simple setting somewhere, but I kept looking in Preferences.
    Thank you... thank you... thank you!!!!
    designnorth Guest

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