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Snap to and centering don't work in illustrator?

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Apr 24, 2020

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Hi,

 

It's been a little while since I've used Illustrator, and from what I remember, you used to be able to drag your bounding box to "what you think is the center of the page" and it would show you a pink line showing where the vertical center is and where the horizontal center is.

 

I am doing that, and it refuses to show me. I've clicked on and off the Smart Guides and Snap-to's. And nothing...

 

Does Illustrator not have this function anymore?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Snap to and centering don't work in illustrator?

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Hi,

 

It's been a little while since I've used Illustrator, and from what I remember, you used to be able to drag your bounding box to "what you think is the center of the page" and it would show you a pink line showing where the vertical center is and where the horizontal center is.

 

I am doing that, and it refuses to show me. I've clicked on and off the Smart Guides and Snap-to's. And nothing...

 

Does Illustrator not have this function anymore?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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The first thing you may check is your smart guides settings (see Illustrator preferences).

 

What options are turned on there?

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Smart Guides - Checked

Snap to Point - Checked

 

Everyhing else is turned off

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What does "Smart Guides – Checked" mean? Does it mean that you made sure that all relevant smart guides options are turned on in the Illustrator preferences? Or something else?

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Checked just means its turned on

 

so in the drop down list for View

 

- Smart Guides (CMD+U) is turned on

- Snap to Point (CMD+ALT+') is turned on

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By Illustrator preferences I do not mean the settings in the View menu.

 

I was talking about the smart guides options in the Illustrator preferences (hit Cmd-K or Ctrl-K and then browse to the Smart Guides section).

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Alignment guides

Object Highlighting

Anchor/Path Labels

Measurement Labels

Spacing Guides

 

are all turned on.

 

The only one that wasn't is Transform Tools

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Is Snap to Grid turned on in the View menu?

 

That would turn Smart Guides off.

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Snap to Grid is not on in the view menu

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OK, at the moment I have no other idea what may be causing the issue.

 

Some other users do sometimes recommend to trash the Illustrator Preferences file and restart the application, but I'm not sure if that may help in this case.

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