Ruler Guides in Quark and InDesign

Ruler Guides are a great way to keep things in your layout aligned and consistent. However, you can also end up with so many guides on a page that it is hard to see the final product. Here are a few quick tips to handle guides in Quark and InDesign.

Show / Hide Guides

Quark
Mac: To temporarily hide/show the guides on your layout hit the F7 key.
PC: To temporarily hide/show the guides on your layout hit the F7 key.

InDesign
Mac: To hide/show the guides in InDesign hit “Command+;” (Apple key + semicolon).
PC: To hide/show the guides in InDesign hit “Control+;” (Control key + semicolon).

Delete Guides on a Page

Quark
Mac: To delete guides on the pasteboard or page, the ruler must be touch either. You can’t delete both pasteboard and pages guides at once with a key command. Option+click on the ruler, clicking the horizontal ruler deletes the horizontal guides, vertical ruler deletes the vertical guides.
PC: To delete guides on the pasteboard or page, the ruler must be touch either. You can’t delete both pasteboard and pages guides at once with a key command. Alt+click on the ruler, clicking the horizontal ruler deletes the horizontal guides, vertical ruler deletes the vertical guides.

For more control over the guides in Quark, go to the Window Menu > Guides. From here you can select all the guides on a page or in the document and delete or modify them.

InDesign
Mac: To delete all guides on a page you can Control+Click on a Ruler > select Delete All Guides on Spread.
PC: To Delete all guides on a Page, right click on the page or pasteboard and select “Delete all Guides on Spread”.

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