When a hotspot object is selected, and the Edit tool is active, the control hook is displayed at the center point of the object.

When the control hook of a hotspot is visible, you can perform the following operations:

  • Activate and drag the hook to move the object.

  • Right-click on a hook to display the corresponding menu of commands.


While dragging a hook you can press TAB to constrain the horizontal or vertical displacement from the starting position.

Commands in the hook menu

Command Description

Move All

Moves all active hooks. Displays the Move dialog box.

Deselect All

Deactivates all active hooks.

Select Hook

Activates the clicked hook.

Deselect Hook

Disables the clicked hook.

Move Vertex

Displays the dialog box in which to specify the new coordinates of the origin.

Move hotspot

Displays the Move dialog box.

Rotate hotspot

Displays the Rotate dialog box.

Properties hotspot

Displays the Properties dialog box.

Show reference point

Displays the transformation center of the selection. The transformation center is initially hidden and is set in the center of the selection rectangle. See the Transformation center.

See also