- Adding guidelines
- Removing guidelines
- Editing guides
- Guidelines Sheet
- Contextual menu
- Guidelines inspector
Guidelines are moveable lines which can be used as visual aids during the design process. They are defined by a point 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)
- displayed in one glyph only
Each guideline may also have a color attribute and a unique identifier.
To create a new guideline, right-click on the Glyph View and select “Add Guideline” from the contextual menu
To remove a guideline, click and drag it outside the Glyph View. You’ll see a
X appearing near the cursor.
Guidelines can be edited with the Guidelines Sheet or the Guidelines Inspector.
|Click + add guidelines hot key (default is G)||Add a guideline|
|Click + add guidelines hot key (default is G) + ⌥||Add a global guideline|
|Double-click on a guide||Open the Guidelines Sheet|
|Drag out of the view||Delete the guideline|
|⌥ + drag||Rotate the guideline.|
|Mouse over||Cursor displays guideline values.|
|Drag over point in glyph||Snap the guideline to a point.|
All guideline properties except color can be edited with the Guidelines Sheet, which can be opened by double clicking on a guideline using the Editing Tool.
|Name||The name of the guideline. (optional)|
|Position||The guideline’s center point as a
|Angle||The 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.|
Some global guidelines properties can be edited from the Glyph View contextual menu (right-click on the Glyph View)
|Lock Guides||Lock all guides (global setting)|
|Remove Guides||Remove all glyph guides.|
|⌥ + Remove Guides||Remove all font guides.|
The Guidelines section of the Inspector can also be used to edit the guideline’s attributes, including its color.