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Setting up guides in a document is not a fun task. There is no shortcut button or icon on any of the tool bars so you have to resort to the menu all the time, when guides are something we are always using. It would be great to have such a shortcut. Also, the guide manager, though rather easy to use, is not exactly pleasant. It creates a “default” guide at the center of the page. Granted, you can move it, but when you have several guides, seeing new numbers there just makes it confusing. It would be much better if the location or value window were empty to begin with. Also regarding the guide manager, once you double click on a value to change it, it is impossible to read what you are typing, because the background turns light and the font remain white. Finally, it would be great if guides could be treated as objects, a la Adobe Illustrator, so they can be copied, moved, etc. with a keyboard shortcut or while viewing its location somewhere, instead of having to enter the Guide Manager again. Thanks!

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Also, is it possible to have a function to reorder the numeric list of guides in the Guides Manager in ascending or descending order? When adding a new guide, it seems to default to adding it at the end of the list so you end up with a random list of guides which is not easy to navigate especially if you add say a vertical guide to the left of an existing guide. 

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On 9/21/2018 at 7:05 PM, HectorUlag said:

Finally, it would be great if guides could be treated as objects, a la Adobe Illustrator, so they can be copied, moved, etc. with a keyboard shortcut or while viewing its location somewhere, instead of having to enter the Guide Manager again. Thanks!

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On 9/21/2018 at 7:05 PM, HectorUlag said:

There is no shortcut button or icon on any of the tool bars so you have to resort to the menu all the time, when guides are something we are always using.

If you show the ruler you can drag a guide from it onto your page. I zoom into the area of the page I want the guide and drag one on. 

I do agree with your suggestions about how the manager could be improved. Plus I would like to be able to convert objects to "guides" somehow, maybe a guides layer with everything under it being rendered into a guide.


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