Using ruler guides


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Using ruler guides

Designers love adding guides to their pages to define zones and manage the space. Production folks love adding guides because it maintains consistency and helps layout pages fast. Whatever reason you want to add guides, InDesign lets you do it in a number of different ways. I've opened my Explore_California_Catalog file here from the Exercise Files Folder. I'm going to jump to the next spread by pressing Option+PageDown or Alt+PageDown in Windows. I'm going to add some guides to this page. I haven't finished laying stuff out here, and I'd like to lay it out consistently, using guides.

To add a guide to my page, I simply drag it out of a ruler. I'll move up to one of the rulers and click and drag out a guide. Notice that when I let go of the guide, it becomes a page guide. That is it extends only to the edge of this one page, not past it. If I click and drag a guide out and let go of it on the pasteboard, it becomes a pasteboard guide or a spread guide. That is, it go...

Using ruler guides
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Using ruler guides provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by David Blatner as part of the InDesign CS5 Essential Training

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Design
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InDesign
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