- Switch to
Preview Mode(Preview icon at bottom of toolbox or keyboard shortcut W, except when using the type tool) to show what the page looks like without non-printing elements, such as guides. Switch back to Normal View to see the guides.
- Go to the
View > Hide Guidesto make guides invisible.
- Go to
File > Preferences > General > Guidesto select a color for margin and column guides.
- Keep track of multiple ruler guides used for a variety of purposes by color-coding them. Select the ruler guide(s) and choose
Layout > Ruler Guides. Select a preset color or a custom color for the guide(s).
- Control the magnification level at which ruler guides are visible. In the
Layout > Ruler Guidesmenu set a view threshold percentage higher than the 5% default to restrict the visibility of guides. For example, at 5% the guides are visible at all magnifications. At 200% the guides are only visible when zoomed in at 200% magnification or higher.
- Unlike PageMaker where dragging a guide onto a ruler or out of the publication window deletes it, in InDesign to remove a ruler guide, select the guide(s) and press the
Deletekey. Dragging scrolls the window and doesn't delete the guide.
+ means "and" that is, Ctrl+1 means hold down the Control and 1 keys simultaneously. When plus refers to the plus sign, (plus) appears in parentheses as in Command++(plus) means hold down the Command and Plus keys at the same time.
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