I've designed a new certificate for our moodle site, but am struggling with amending the position of the elements. I have no graphical elements to change, as I've incorporated them all into the background image, and that's working fine.
I need to adjust the text to be left aligned, and change the x and y co-ordinates for the text positions.
I've managed the left alignment, but for the life of me I can't figure out what the coordinate units are - can anyone enlighten me?
I assumed it was pixels, with a 0,0 origin of top left, but it seems definitely not - I laid everything up in illustrator and used the co-ordinates from that for my first try but it all ended up way lower down than I was expecting, and in ways that don't make a lot of sense to me.
I was working off an image at 842 x 595 (A4 at 72DPI), so from a pixel point of view it should have been screen accurate.
Everything I've seen on other forums, the manual etc just says to adjust the co-ordinates to move the text, but it doesn't say how you work out what they should be except by trial and error...e.g. this is from the manual:
"Changing the location of text is done by using code to set the x,y position on the page. The "x" is the distance from the left margin and the "y" is the distance from the top. All the certificate type code files start off with defining x,y points for various strings or images."
Unfortunately, trial and error is not an option for me as we don't manage our site installation directly, so everytime I want to try it I have to email it to a guy and he uploads it. I need to be able to work it out with more precision!