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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Getting Smart

Neatness counts in page layout; that’s why we have ruler guides and measurement readouts to four decimal places in the Control panel. But with the Smart Guide features in InDesign CS4, you may find that you can forget creating ruler guides, but still keep your ducks (well, objects) in a row.

Smart Guides

The gray “flag” containing measurement information appears when you create a frame (Figure 11.29). At first it may seem annoying, but you quickly learn to ignore it if you don’t need its information. When you create a frame near an existing frame, Smart Guides really shine: Subtle green arrows indicate when you’ve matched the height and width of a nearby frame. It’s more intuitive than it sounds, and you’ll soon grow fond of the ...

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