Guidelines are moveable lines which can be used as visual aids during the design process. They are defined by a position and an angle, and are not part of the glyph’s contours.
Guidelines can be of two kinds:
- font-level (global): displayed in all glyphs
- glyph-level (local): unique to a glyph
Creating and editing guidelines
Make sure Rulers and Guides are visible in the Display options.
To create a new guideline, drag a line from one of the rulers into the Glyph View.
To edit a guideline, right-click it to open a contextual menu, and edit the guideline’s properties.
|drag from rulers||Create a guideline.|
|⌘ + drag from rulers||Create a global (font-level) guideline.|
|⌥ + drag||Rotate the guideline.|
|mouse over||Cursor displays guideline values.|
|drag over point in glyph||Snap the guideline to a point.|
|drag out of the view||Delete the guideline.|
|Name||Name of the guideline.|
|Position||The guideline’s center point. A
|Angle||Angle of the guideline.|
|Is Global||Make the guideline global (font-level) or local (only this glyph).|
|Display Measurements||Display measurements where the guideline interesects the glyph.|
|Magnetic||Determine how fast a dragged selection should snap to the guideline.|
|Lock Guides||Lock all guidelines.|
|Lock Images||Lock all images.|
|Slice Glyph||Slice the glyph at the intersections with the guideline.|
|Delete Guide||Delete the guideline.|
Guidelines in action