Click the Position tool in the toolbox to manipulate selected graphics, either directly, in conjunction with a Transform command (Object > Transform) or a command on a context menu, or by using keyboard shortcuts to nudge the graphic within its frame.
The Position tool is dynamic, automatically changing to reflect different states:
When placed directly over an empty graphics frame or frame with unassigned content after using the File > Place command, it changes to the loaded graphics icon to indicate that you can import the graphic into that frame.
When it’s placed directly over a graphic, it changes to the Hand tool to indicate that you can select the graphic and manipulate it within the frame.
When placed over the bounding box handle of an inline graphic, it changes to the resize arrow to indicate that dragging will resize the graphic.
When placed over a graphics frame or the top-level container of nested frames, it changes to the object select icon to indicate that you can select the graphic or nested frame under the pointer. You cannot select the frame itself.
When placed over a text frame, it changes to the I‑beam to indicate a text insertion point.
When using the Position tool to move a graphic, you can hold down the mouse button for a few seconds to display a dynamic graphics preview (a ghosted-back image) of any part of the image that is outside the frame. You can control the display and delay of the preview.
Enter the horizontal and vertical distances that you want the graphic to move. Positive values move the object down and to the right of the x axis; negative values move the object up and to the left.
To move an object a precise distance and angle, enter the distance and angle for the move. The angle you enter is calculated in degrees from the x axis. Positive angles specify a counterclockwise move; negative angles specify a clockwise move. You can also enter values between 180° and 360°; these values are converted to their corresponding negative values (for example, a value of 270° is converted to –90°).
To scale the graphic in a specific direction, use the Position tool to drag the handle of a selected graphic. Pressing Shift forces proportional scaling.