Forum: Inkscape Freezing guides.

8b3c344f0adba6016612e05447039f44?d=identicon&s=25 john Culleton (Guest)
on 2013-12-12 16:38
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The Perfect Cover function creates guides. I
like to add a guide down the exact center of
each of the three panels, back, spine and
front. This helps in centering objects or
moving text on the spine so that he x height of
the text was along the centerline. To do that I
need to know where the existing guides are. The
rulers along the top and left side are not
fine-grained enough.

I can double click on a guide and get its
location via the Guide line dialog. But it is all
too easy to move the guide or even snap it
to a nearby guide instead.

Two features would help me out. If I could freeze
guides in place temporarily that would help me
access the guide location without moving it.
Alternatively if there were a window where all
the guides are listed by location, similar to
what Scribus uses, then I could calculate and add
the center line guides there instead.

Currently my only safe path is to snap a vertical
line to the guides in a temporary layer so
that if the guide moves I can snap it back to the
vertical line. Or I can undo the unwanted move if
I catch it in time.

Any other suggestions?

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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