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Why are my guides disappearing when I select them?

Enthusiast ,
Feb 18, 2020 Feb 18, 2020

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(Mac Catalina, Illus. 24.0.1)

 

Why are my guides disappearing when I select them?

 

If I click on my artboard they reappear.

 

What's going on?

 

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Community Expert , Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

Vote here:

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/39740689-realtime-preview-makes-rulers-and-objects-disappea

And you can use these workarounds in the meantime:

Switch to Outline preview or CPU preview to see what you are moving and creating a special layer for guides and putting the layer in outline preview works too.

 

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New Here , Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

Thanks Kurt! Show/Hide Edges (ctrl+H) did the trick for me. Toggling the Real Time Drawing setting on and off did not prevent the guides from vanishing, neither did switching from Previewing on CPU or GPU. 

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Explorer ,
Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

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I don't think it has - but you're the expert. So I bow to your knowledge

[bowing]

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Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

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🙂

Always is as far as I can check (CS4)

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Explorer ,
Aug 14, 2020 Aug 14, 2020

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Isn't it amazing when we buy top notch GPUs and then have to go clicking Ctrl+E just to see the guidelines when we need to set up? I bought Affinity design, maybe it's time to start using it more often.

-- * -- [sarcasm] Tiny font size and no colour coding in Adobe apps? What a fantastic idea! [/sarcasm] --*--

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New Here ,
Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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mikirk_0-1618339305341.png

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 30, 2022 Nov 30, 2022

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In Illustrator 27.01, it seems to help to turn Snap to Grid off. Then, when you hover over the guides, you get the little guide title:

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And when you select the guide, it stays visible (and turns pink).

 

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