Smart guides just stop appearing (CC)

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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Both me and my colleague have noticed with InDesign CC that smart guides just stop showing up. Those little clicks you experience as you change the position of an objects edge and the green lines appear... they just don't do that anymore. Anyone else experienced this?

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013
What happens if you turn off Snap to Grid? Are Smart Guides re-enabled?

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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Version of InDesign? Operating system? Did you make any other changes to your installation(s) which might conflict?

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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9.1, Mavericks, no.

This may be related to advice here: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1321605

We're creating prototypes for sites and to circumvent the issue of InDesign not placing objects on whole numbers we're using a 1px x 1px grid... it could be that this interferes with the smart snapping and snapping of objects? We could swear though that we had both the green smart guide lines appearing and this grid simulataneously?

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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Have you got Smart Guides turned on in the View menu?

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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It's turned on (I see the √ tick) but greyed out...

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What happens if you turn off Snap to Grid? Are Smart Guides re-enabled?

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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Actually, yes! So it's the small grid conflicting with smart guides... but man... that is crazy. Son't tell me digital designers must be penalised for needing to work with whole numbers... we *need* to work on pixels. What can we do?

And why is the smart guide greyed out?

I see now that if i turn off the snap to doc grid, the smart guide option is no longer greyed out?! Whoa...

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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Have no answer as to why they can't work together but that's the way it is.

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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Any idea where can I make feature requests?

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Oct 28, 2013 Oct 28, 2013

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https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

And be as explicit as you can about why it would be a welcome change.

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Oct 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013

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Explorer ,
Dec 04, 2016 Dec 04, 2016

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Thank you so much. I couldn't figure it out. Mine disappeared cause I had Snap to Grid turned on. Wow. Interesting. Good to know. I'm in the newest version and it's still happening CC 17

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Oct 15, 2018 Oct 15, 2018

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Doh!

Thanks!

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May 26, 2014 May 26, 2014

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have you try turning off SNAP TO DOCUMENT GRID (shift+command+')

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New Here ,
May 03, 2016 May 03, 2016

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I had the same thing and just realised that I had all the objects grouped....as soon as I ungrouped them - the green guides came back on!

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New Here ,
Sep 08, 2016 Sep 08, 2016

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I had the same issue in indesgin cc, finally I realize I have tick the 'snap to document grid' on view, grids and guides menu. good luck!

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Jan 09, 2018 Jan 09, 2018

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I just found that Control+U toggles the Smart Guides on and off.  Very easy to turn them of unintentionally.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2018 Jan 09, 2018

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This clumsy conflict between Snap to Grid and Smart Guides is a long-time annoyance in both InDesign and Illustrator!

Mike Witherell

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Jan 02, 2022 Jan 02, 2022

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Thank you. Turning off Snal to Document Grid did the trick. VERY much appreciated!

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