InDesign: editing guides

anonymous's picture

Hi there,

Does anyone know if it is possible, once you have set up your guides in InDesign, to edit them all together, say move all the guides 5pt to the right?

It would seem handy to me...

Cheers

Jon Whipple's picture

Or unlock and select all your guides. Go to the Transform palette and add the distance you want to move your guides to the value displayed in the X: or Y: co-ordinate field and hit Enter. InDesign will do the math:

The transform palette about to move my selected guides down on my page 3 inches

The X: field will be available for vertical guides when they are selected.

Hope this helps.

Jon

Jon Whipple's picture

Unlock your guides and select them, then go to the Transform palette and add the value you want to move them in the X: or Y: co-ordinate field (X is available for vertical guides, and Y for horizontals). You can just type it in like a math equation. No need to reset any prefs or anything. This is my Transform about to move some horizontal guides down on the page 3 inches:

InDesign Transform palette about to move horizontal guides down 3in

Hope this helps.

Jon

Jon Whipple's picture

sorry for the double post.

grrr

Jon Whipple's picture

You can do the same thing as I showed before (almost). You can go to the Layout>Margins and columns... In the fields here you can add the increment of the shift that you need to make. Again InDesign can do the math for you (here's the margins and columns about to move my grid left 5pts):

Margins and Columns about to move things left 5 points

Everything will move and the columns will adjust accordingly.

Jon

anonymous's picture

I'm sorry/silly... I mean the margins... I have to move the whole grid I made 5 pts... how?

anonymous's picture

Alright! Thanks all!

I knew it should be simple... now I'm on the subject anyway :-) :

How does InDesign do its runaround? I can't find it in any menu... is it done through sending items in front and behind each other?!

anonymous's picture

You mean textwrap? If so, Window>Textwrap.

anonymous's picture

That's the one! Wouldn't have thought of calling it textwrap...

but thanks a lot, this forum is really something, people have all the knowledge and actually DO respond when nitwits like me ask dumb questions...!

cool, very cool

grid's picture

Yes, it's not too difficult. Unlock the guides, and then set the increment of your arrow keys to the desired distance (5pt). Select guides with selection tool(s); depress the shift key to select multiple guides. Then, use the keyboard arrow keys to move the guides. Voila!

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