Create ruler guides for a single page

You can create ruler guides on any page in your publication. Ruler guides that are created on a publication page are only visible on that page. Ruler guides that are created on a master page are visible on every page to which that master page is applied.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To create a horizontal guide, position the mouse pointer over the horizontal ruler until you see the pointer change to split bar adjustment pointer .

    • To create a vertical guide, position the mouse pointer over the vertical ruler until you see the pointer change to resize pointer (double-headed arrow) .

  2. Drag the pointer until the new guide is where you want it.

Note: 

  • If the Snap to Ruler Marks command is turned on, the ruler guide will snap to a ruler mark.

  • If the Snap to Objects command is turned on, the guide will snap to an object.

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