Posts tagged "guides"

When smart guides turn blue…

By Cari Jensen on

Smart Guides were introduced in InDesign CS4. By now most of us have probably encountered them, those green and pink smarties that pop-up when we are moving objects around the page or resizing or transforming objects. But have you encountered the blue ones yet?

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Quick Tip: Working with Rulers and Guides in Adobe InDesign

By Dario Mendoza on VectorTuts+

This tutorial will teach you how to improve your In Design skills, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate user, you will learn some good tips to improve your workspace using rulers and guides.
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Customizing Guide Colors

As a novice PageMaker instructor (a hundred years ago), I was startled the first time a student commented that they couldn’t distinguish between the pink (margin) and purple (column) guides. Even though my spouse is red/green colorblind, it never occurred to me that it anyone would struggle to follow my directions when it came to calling out colors. Sadly for that student, and for the numerous PageMaker students who followed him, there was nothing I could do, other than to modify my instructions to eliminate color references.

Luckily for those with color issues, or even just color preferences, this is simply not a problem in Adobe InDesign. You don’t like a guide color? So change it!

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