Hi, as title suggests I no longer get the green guidelines which show when the object I am moving is aligned with the bottom/top/middle etc of another object in my document. Tried a couple of things in 'View' but hasn't seemed to solve the problem - probably being stupid but I haven't got the time to spend ages doing it today! So, yet again, I am here for your help...
Thanks as always,
Mark, try this... View > Smart Guides
the green guidelines which show when the object I am moving is aligned with the bottom/top/middle etc of another object in my document.
You seem to be referring to Smart Guides. Since you aren't specific about what you have tried or not, can you confirm you have Smart Guides activated?
Which is Cmd + U
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I agree this is a case of missing Smart Guides; if Smart Guides are ticked but not showing, it may be time to Ctrl+Alt+Shift/Cmd+Option+Shift during startup, or to Move the folder
Green guidelines? Unless you customize, I presume you are working in Layer 3 (or 30, or 57, or).
Thanks Jacob, the Ctl / Alt / Shift during start-up worked perfectly - that's a brilliant little tip.
Appreciate the help as usual, not sure what I'd do without these discussion forums!
P.S. Does the Ctrl Alt Shift function work with Acrobat too? Since a colleague went on my computer, Acrobat has been displaying PDFs in very poor quality.
You are welcome, Mark.
I am not sure about Acrobat; the normal advice in case of trouble is to reinstall. But you may have a look at Edit>Preferences and see whether there is anything set wrongly.
I thought that would solve it - I've re-installed 3 times in the hope it would work finally, but alas no luck! Thanks for the advice anyway, I only asked because the Acrobat forums didn't offer any answers either.
If you go to Edit>Preferences>General>Display, are the Smooth Text/Line Art/Images ticked (I refer to how it looks in 5)?
And does it print correctly?
Jacob, yes that all seems to be ticked (as shown in the attached 'screen capture'). In fact, according to the person using my computer at the time when this happened, she had in face done a screen capture from Acrobat using Snagit. Acrobat then opened up a window asking if she'd like to improve Acrobat for screen captures in future (or something like that, apparently she didn't take much notice and just followed the instructions because you can almost always trust what Adobe programmes suggest). It's not been the same since then. It does however print correctly, but it just looks messy on the screen. Thanks.
It seems the Acrobat may have made just one somersault too many.
You may try changing the Resolution setting from Custom resolution with 110PPI to Use system setting with 96 PPI. The setting does not apply to 5, but I would be reluctant to change the system resolution and expect some weirdness if I did.
Thanks for swift response. Smart Guides are turned 'on', at least according to the little tick next to where it says 'Smart Guides'.
As an example of what I'm doing, I create a rectangular box and place it anywhere on my page. I then create another rectangular box (or whatever shape). When using Illustrator before, I could move the box and some green lines would indicate when my new box was lined up to an edge or the middle of the first box. It's useful for making sure everything is lined up neatly and accurately, but have no idea where the function has gone.
Is this description any clearer?
Thank you. This was very helpful.
I think what worked for me is to uncheck the 'snap to document grid' found in the view>guides menu. The green lines came back after I unchecked that.
Yep, this is the solution.
It also helps to uncheck Snap to Grid. I had that turned on and the smart guides didn't work even though it was checked on. I turned off the Snap to Grid and BOOM - the smart guide lines showed up again
LoL I even tried turning it on and off again but it didn't work obviously. Hope this helps too. Many many ways to skin a cat guys