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I'm able to set guides by dragging from the ruler as I've always done...only now once I put them down I can't select and move them again or get rid of them and start over. I've restarted InDesign and my computer to no avail. Any thoughts? TIA! Jenny...

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    Default InD 3.0--can't select guides

    I'm able to set guides by dragging from the ruler as I've always done...only now once I put them down I can't select and move them again or get rid of them and start over. I've restarted InDesign and my computer to no avail. Any thoughts?

    TIA!

    Jenny
    Jenny_Van_West@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    Do you have the guides locked?

    Bob
    Bob Levine Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    Guides can reside on layers just like any other object. If you pull your guides out on a layer and then lock the layer, you also lock the guides.
    Eric Otto Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    Also check that you are not actually working in preview mode instead of layout mode. That's the most common reason for what you describe.
    Nini Tjäder Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    And if you put the guides on the master page, and you're trying to access them on a doent page, you can't until you do a Override All Master Page Items (in the flyout of the Pages palette).
    Tom Usrey Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    Tom, just for completeness I'd like to mention that the keyboard shortcut for selecting an object on a master page (including guides) from a doent page is Cmd+Shift while selecting.
    jon_gallet@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    Jon, thanks for bringing that up. I'm actually surprised that - if you have Guides in Back as a preference and you cover a guide on the Master page completely with a Frame - you're able to select and release the guide on the doent page (with Cmd+Shift+click) through the box.
    Tom Usrey Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    ....and let's not forget view>lock guides being checked.

    If that is checked without any doents open, all new doents will default to that setting
    John_Slate@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Nobody reads post one.

    Bob
    Bob Levine Guest

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    oops
    John_Slate@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: InD 3.0--can't select guides

    Ah, same problem, fixed:

    View > Grids & Guides > Lock Guides.

    Alt + Ctrl + ; (lock guides)

    is similar to

    Alt + Ctrl + ' (show baseline grid)
    Codinedawn Guest

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