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Love the beta of Publisher. Only thing I still am a bit annoyed with is setting guides, because they have to be set manually by distance (percentage or millimeter) rather than to add on X number of guides and have them evenly spaced from either margins or the page.

May I suggest a checkbox in the Guides manager?

[x] Space guides evenly

And radio button for

Align guides to (x)Margin ( )Page

It would make it a breeze without having to do math.

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29 minutes ago, spamjim said:

Agreed.

A workaround for now is to create a multi-column text frame on a master page. Drag guides from the rulers to align with the text frame's columns. Delete the text frame.

Do you know if it is possible to adjust the space / gap between the columns?

Edit: guides do not appear to snap to the text frames columns

Edited by robinp
Having tried it, it doesn't work

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I'd like to add another part to this. I would like to be able to copy and paste guides from one spread to another. Not just one, but to be able to select multiple guides and paste them en-masse into a new spread. This is a very helpful thing to be able to do.

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1 hour ago, robinp said:

Do you know if it is possible to adjust the space / gap between the columns?...

When using a text frame as a guide to draw page columns, you can adjust the gutter (gap between columns) under View -> Studio ->Text Frame.

 

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13 minutes ago, spamjim said:

When using a text frame as a guide to draw page columns, you can adjust the gutter (gap between columns) under View -> Studio ->Text Frame.

 

Thanks, I’ll give it a go in a bit. Still, a shame that guides don’t snap to the columns!

I’ve made a spreadsheet to calculate so that guides can be created by mm in the guides manager panel. 

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I am trying to copy guides from one page of my document to another (not on a master page). I cannot seem to select or copy the guides. Am I missing something or might this be a feature that will be included at a later stage?

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1 minute ago, BalsallHeathen said:

I am trying to copy guides from one page of my document to another (not on a master page). I cannot seem to select or copy the guides. Am I missing something or might this be a feature that will be included at a later stage?

I don't think it's possible currently. At least, I couldn't find a way.

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On 8/31/2018 at 1:49 PM, BalsallHeathen said:

I am trying to copy guides from one page of my document to another (not on a master page). I cannot seem to select or copy the guides. Am I missing something or might this be a feature that will be included at a later stage?

That would be great.

Altogether I am not the big of a fan of the guides system in all Affinity products. 

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