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Make Guide is not working

New Here ,
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021

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I am using Illustrator version 25.4.1 and the command "Make Guide" does not work when I simply want to make a vert/hort line and specify the location.

 

The only time I can get it to work is by selecting and object and then selecting it from the menu.  When I do that the fill goes bland and the stroke blue, which I take to mean the object has become the guide.  The same thing happens if it is one object or many.

 

I have looked at the other posts in the forum, but they haven't given me any insight to my problem.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 16, 2021 Oct 16, 2021
That is the way it works. You can drag guides from the rulers or create them from selected paths.

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That is the way it works.

You can drag guides from the rulers or create them from selected paths.

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What exactly do you have selected, when this does not work? You need to have a vector path selected for me guide to work. 

 

Use the line tool to draw a line, or the pen tool, select the vector path and make guide.

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Thank you very much for your replies. 

 

The problem here is with me not understanding that guides are not placed exactly like you can in Photoshop.  Not quite sure how I missed that. 

 

I have discovered that you can place a guide specifically at 350pts (for example) by changing the X or Y value of the guide in the Control Window when the guide is selected.

 

Thanks for your help in getting me to understand this.

 

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Good to hear that helped.

You can find some more info here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/rulers-grids-guides-crop-marks.html

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