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In InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts, Adobe product manager and designer Michael Ninness reveals hundreds of tips to boost productivity, including the top 20 power shortcuts every InDesign user must know. From placing multiple images to the hidden power of Quick Apply, each one of these videos covers an important topic, and includes just the right amount of information to make anyone a true InDesign power user. InDesign users are always looking for faster, more efficient ways to do everything, and this course offers just what they're looking for. Exercise files accompany the course.
There is a nice little shortcut to make guides snap to ruler points, or ruler increments, as you're dragging them. Notice as I move my mouse, I am just in a blank new document here, nothing fancy, just an untitled new document. And as I move my cursor, do you see the dotted line moving in the ruler bar, as I move the cursor? So there is a horizontal dotted line in the vertical ruler bar, and there is a vertical outlined line in the horizontal ruler bar. And that just helps you track your cursor position. As I drag a ruler guide out from a ruler - so let's go grab a vertical ruler by clicking and dragging - you'll see that ruler, the blue guide there, tracks with the vertical dotted line there in the horizontal ruler bar, letting you move the guide anywhere you want on the page, and then you also get a little cursor tip along your cursor, telling you the X position in this case, since it's a vertical guide.
But if I want it to just snap to even increments of the ruler, the way you do that is just hold down the Shift key. So as I Shift+Drag, you will see the tooltip there only snapping to certain increments, and even though my cursor is in a particular location in the ruler bar, that ruler guide is only going to snap to specific increments of the ruler. When you don't care about 4.4306 or 4.583 inches, but you want to snap it to say every 16th of an inch or every 8th of an inch, this is your way to go about that.
Just hold down the Shift as you drag a ruler guide from the ruler.
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