Turning paths into guides InDesign CS6

Turn paths into guides with the right click menu “Make guides” like in Illustrator. Pretty self explanatory. It’s very useful for example if you need a marquee or an odd shape to serve you as a guide and most importantly, the snapping in InDesign between a line and a guide is so different and so hard to snap to a path.

How do I make guides into lines in InDesign?

Create a set of evenly spaced page guides

  1. If the document contains multiple layers, click a layer name in the Layers panel to target the layer.
  2. Choose Layout > Create Guides.
  3. For Number, type a value to specify the number of rows or columns you want to create.

How do you turn on snap to guides in InDesign?

Go to view grids. And guides and then click to snap to guides.

How do I change the path options in InDesign?

From the Type Tool drop-down menu, choose the Type on a Path Tool (Shift+T). Hover your cursor over one edge of the line and click once. The curved line will be transformed into a type path. You can now type in text, and apply formatting in the same way as you would for text in a text frame.

How do I turn on Smart Guides in InDesign?

Just as Smart Guides can align to margins and objects, they also give you feedback that can help you create an object that is the same size as another object on the page. To show or hide Smart Guides: Choose Window > Grids & Guides > Smart Guides. This turns the Smart Guides on or off.

Why won’t my smart guides work in InDesign?

It seems, your InDesign Preferences are different. Go to Guides & Pasteboard tab >> under the “Smart Guide Options”, check all the boxes.