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Text frame tool and guide lines

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The text frame tool switches to the guide line tool as it approaches a guide line.  I can click out of the text frame and use the handles to resize the frame to fit the desired area within the guidelines, but I find it slightly irritating that I can't just create the text frame to the exact size I want without doing this.

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On the right in the menubar you can toggle edit guides on and off


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Hi Dutchshader.  Thanks for the reply and appreciate the advice.  What I hadn't made clear was that I wanted to keep the guidelines on so that I can size the text frame to them.  Hence it is frustrating when the frame tool switches to the guideline tool as I approach the guideline.

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But you wil keep the guides, you just can't edit them


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3 hours ago, John D said:

... but I find it slightly irritating that I can't just create the text frame to the exact size I want without doing this.

Press the Ctrl key while dragging, or click on the "Enable Guides Editing" button in the toolbar image.png.50dfffd21a9ee042609f82436fdd41a6.png.


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Many thanks to both of you for the advice - my apologies for not appreciating what you were saying in the first place dutchshader.  No problem now.

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