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Column Guides are not hiding with 'Hide Guides' selection


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There are two kinds of guides, normal and column. They can be managed by the Guides Manager, as you mentioned, but the Guides Manager does not have facilities to hide guides. It only allows creating them or deleting them.

The View menu has the UI for hiding or displaying both kinds of guides, and instead of using Preview Mode you could disable Show Column Guides via the View menu. And you can assign a keyboard shortcut to that function via Preferences, Keyboard Shortcuts, if you want to.

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You're welcome, Rob.

(And it happens to me, too. Probably most of us, at one time or another :) )

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Hi, 
would it be possible, if there isn't one I haven't found yet, to add an option to hide all types of guides at once in Affinity Designer, so designs can be previewed quickly as it exists in affinity Publisher? 

I often work with both guides, columns and margins in Affinity designer and I find it kind of complex (even with shortcuts) having to turn on then turn off 3 or more options separately. 

Hope this comment hasn't been done already and that it's useful to some other users. 

Thank you, 

Chloé

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19 hours ago, chloe_et said:

would it be possible, if there isn't one I haven't found yet, to add an option to hide all types of guides at once in Affinity Designer, so designs can be previewed quickly

View > New View

This will create a new document tab of the same file. In this document tab you can switch off guides, column guides, margins etc

You now have 2 views (tabs) of the same document, one that shows guides one that does not

Simply select the 2nd tab to get an uncluttered view of the document as and when required.

 

Note: Modifications to the document's contents in either tab are applied to the same document and are also reflected in the other tab

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