Short answer: no.
Longer answer: There are specific strategies, depending on what you want to achieve.
In your case, I'd turn the grid on, snapping on, set grid characteristics in Inspector -> position -> Grid and go from there.
May the Lordmaker hear thy words.
In my small church I've been praying for the miracle of being able to move an object from 283 px to 317 px by simply entering + 34 after 283 in the left position and subsequently hitting enter/return. QuarkXpress had it in 1989.
No grace, yet.
Not to mention.
The FM styles editor is one of the MOST puzzling I've even encountered. I still really haven't figured out how it is supposed to work. (or not work.)
Actually it's THAT time of the year - we should begin writing a new letter thread to Santa