How to align nodes in Glyphs?

Eimantas Paškonis's picture

In FL, it's dead simple - you have 2 rulers for pixel-accurate positioning.
In Glyphs, it's big circles with thick anti-aliased line. Do I need to turn on something?

Synthview's picture

shift+cmd+a ?

or transformation palette to align shapes (as in Illustrator)

Eimantas Paškonis's picture

cmd+shift+a worked, but palette did not react at all.

Synthview's picture

Have you selected 2 different paths while using palette?

Eimantas Paškonis's picture

You mean nodes? Yes I did.

Synthview's picture

no, paths.
the align buttons on the palette align entire paths but not nodes within a path.
To align 2 or more nodes (or anchors) use shift+cmd+a.

Did you read the Glyphs guide?
http://glyphsapp.com/dateien/GlyphsHandbook20111222.pdf

Eimantas Paškonis's picture

But shortcut aligns nodes only to the relative center between them. What if I want only 1 node to be moved? As it's usually the case.
Let's say stem's upper node is a bit off to the left. I want it to move to buttom one's X position.
Thanks for the link, but there's no info on that.

Synthview's picture

Good point. I forwarded to the developer asking to give the possibility to set the origin.
Thank you!

Synthview's picture

Hello!
update Glyphs to 1.2 to be able to set an anchor for nodes alignment.
Notice that it aligns the nodes to the path's smaller edge.
If you need more control, open the lock in the info box and set the width or height to 0.

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