Duplicating and moving guides with the Control panel


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Duplicating and moving guides with the Control panel

Now something that isn't necessarily always obvious in InDesign is that the guides themselves are kind of like objects. I mean, they can be selected and treated as objects, just like any other rectangular text frame or whatnot. So let me give you some examples of what I mean. I'm going to go ahead and drag out a guide and you'll notice that as soon as you'll let go off the guide, once you've dragged it out, it's actually still selected, and if you take a look at the Control panel, the Control panel is contextual based on the guide selection so it's telling me the X position because it's only a vertical guide here.

Now, if I deselect it, I go back to just having the regular Control panel controls and the guide gives you the characteristic light blue look. But because guides are not locked right now, I can actually drag across the guide and let go to select the guide, which means I can copy it and I can go to a different page. Let's say, I'll create a ...

Duplicating and moving guides with the Control panel
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Duplicating and moving guides with the Control panel provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the InDesign CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design
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