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how to snap guides in illustrator?

Jan 29, 2010 4:22 AM

hello

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id like to know as in ps we can snap our guide lines to the middle of the canvas and they snap making a nice intersection so we know where the middle of the canvas is,so we can place our object,how can it be done in illustrator?the guide lines do not snap,although snap to point is checked.do i have to make the canvas a perfect symmetric and then use the grid in order for the guides to snap?

 

any suggestions?

 

thank you.

 
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    Jan 29, 2010 4:34 AM   in reply to inquestflash

    That would work, turn on Grids and Snap to Grid. You could also unlock guides then select one and use the Align palette to align them in the middle of your artboard.

     
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    Jan 29, 2010 12:43 PM   in reply to inquestflash

    Inquestflash,

     

    Click here before you click the align buttons:

     

    Screen shot 2010-01-29 at 11.40.23 AM.png

     

    Peter

     
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    Mar 18, 2011 11:25 AM   in reply to inquestflash

    Hi,

    I am having guides trouble too with CS5.

    They will not align to artboard and every time I click align to artboard>center it moves (each click, further to right) completely off the art board.

    I have a custom action I created to align/center objects and it used to work with guides. It still works for other objects but the guides won't align anymore… I have to manually enter the coordinates to center them.

    What happened?

     

    Thanks

     
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    Jan 3, 2012 4:07 AM   in reply to chuck muncie

    Chuck - did you ever find out what was going on? I have the same problem. I have the "Align to artboard" setting switched as above, but when I try and centre guides, it sends them way down on the canvas, off the artboard.

     
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    Jan 3, 2012 9:49 AM   in reply to Kar1 5

    That's a bug that occurs when the Use Preview Bounds option is turned on (see Align Palette menu or inside the general programme preferences).

     

    Turn the option off, then guides should align properly.

     
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    Jan 3, 2012 10:35 AM   in reply to Kar1 5
     
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    Jan 3, 2012 10:36 AM   in reply to Kurt Gold
     
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    Jan 3, 2012 12:14 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Great, that's it. Thanks Kurt.

     
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