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Column guides (pink double vertical lines) and other guides on a blank page. | Design & Layout | Type & Fonts | Alpha Index of Full Glossary:

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Definition:

Some software may have special dialog boxes for setting up pre-set or custom columns with gutters. Non-printing column guides can be placed on master or publication pages. Normally all pages begin with a single column — the space between the margins. With multiple columns, a pair of vertical guides that move together mark gutters or alley between columns. Column guides control the flow of text within columns, keeping it out of the gutters.

Also Known As: columns | grids
Examples:
(see photo) The two sets of pink double vertical lines are column guides in this example of a blank page in a desktop publishing page layout application. The single guidelines for the top, bottom, and outer sides of the columns sit on top of the margin guides.
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