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I don't understand why the guides are always blue.  When you go to View> Guides Manager, there is an option to change the color of the guides, but when you change that to different color however, they still only default to the color blue. Anybody know why this is?

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Just now, Graphix_Guy82 said:

I don't understand why the guides are always blue.  When you go to View> Guides Manager, there is an option to change the color of the guides, but when you change that to different color however, they still only default to the color blue. Anybody know why this is?

The color option is for the column guides, not for the normal guides.

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The normal guides are very hard to see (for my eyes) on a 27”, 5K MAC.  I wish we could change color and size.  If possible please post how To.


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11 minutes ago, Cecil said:

 I wish we could change color and size.  If possible please post how To.

We can't change the color or size of the normal guides (the ones you can drag out from the rulers); only the column guides, which are a completely different thing.


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On 3/29/2020 at 3:07 PM, walt.farrell said:

The color option is for the column guides, not for the normal guides.

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What is the difference between normal guides and column guides then?

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7 minutes ago, Graphix_Guy82 said:

What is the difference between normal guides and column guides then?

You drag normal guides (or ruler guides) out from one of the rulers (or set them up in the left-hand side of the Guide manager) and they look like this:

image.png.d88c4653ecbcf6b583bffc4fc5ac5397.pngAnd you control them with View > Show Guides.

 

Column guides are setup only with the right-hand part of the Guides manager, and they provide a visual indication of columns or rows while you're designing, and look something like this:

image.png.f1dbd2f8c4f058c769d89db53c4bd073.png And you control them with View > Show Column Guides.

 

More information in the Help. For Designer, for example, here.

 


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On 4/2/2020 at 1:12 PM, walt.farrell said:

You drag normal guides (or ruler guides) out from one of the rulers (or set them up in the left-hand side of the Guide manager) and they look like this:

image.png.d88c4653ecbcf6b583bffc4fc5ac5397.pngAnd you control them with View > Show Guides.

 

Column guides are setup only with the right-hand part of the Guides manager, and they provide a visual indication of columns or rows while you're designing, and look something like this:

image.png.f1dbd2f8c4f058c769d89db53c4bd073.png And you control them with View > Show Column Guides.

 

More information in the Help. For Designer, for example, here.

 

Thank you so much for letting me know. 

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5 minutes ago, Graphix_Guy82 said:

Thank you so much for letting me know. 

You're welcome.


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are there any updates about changing color for guides (normal and column guides)???
When will this feature be available?

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Hi guys, yes having color/type control that you have in AI would be great! BUT.. you realise there is a work around that I tried today?

Create a style for line weight and color.... even blend modes/opacity if you needed the guides to be somewhat transparent..then just set a new layer as a guides layer and use shapes and line tool for guides using snap to elements etc in the snapping settings... if anything that's probably a bit more flexible than the current way it is.

One thing I did like about Illustrator was the ability to make shapes into actual guide objects.

Anyway that was my thoughts.. 

Cheers

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46 minutes ago, Sclong137 said:

I can write this in green but can't find how to change the colour of the guides in Designer. Help!!! 

That is because we cannot change the colours of the guides in Designer, Photo and Publisher. It is an oft requested feature. 


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Aargh! This is such a great piece of software but obvious stuff like this is overlooked. I'm, like Pablo before me, going through a blue period. I can't see the guides, they're blue!!! Where's that feature request page??

 

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