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P: Edit guides dialog box - units do not reflect units set in Preferences

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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When I invoke the edit guides dialog box, it shows the position of the selected guides in pixels even if I have guide, grid, rulers units set to inches in Preferences. How can I get the dialog box to default to the units I have specified in Preferences?

Photoshop 23.4.2

Mac OS Monterey 12.6 (Apple Silicon)

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Adobe Employee , Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Community Expert ,
Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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Can you post a screen shot of how you are editing your guides?

 

When entering a number you can also add different units within the same field. For example...

  • 3in
  • 3mm
  • 3px

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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Here's the screenshot. So if I want to move the guide by an eighth of an
inch, I need to divide 300 (resolution) by eight and add or subtract. If I
click in the position field and type ".125 in" after the pixel value, I get
an "invalid numeric entry '' message. I'm not able to make a screenshot
while the error message is displayed.

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Community Expert ,
Sep 25, 2022 Sep 25, 2022

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So you are wanting to adjust existing guides? As an example...

 

Add a guide at 100px.

 

Select that guide and edit it by choosing...
View > Guides > Edit Selected Guides

 

The Position field reads as "100px". To move the guide an eighth of an inch to the right, add to the field so that it reads as "100px + .125in".

 

Press the Tab key to have Photoshop calculate the value without dismissing the dialog box. Or just press the Enter/Return key.

 

I'm wondering if your issue is not adding a plus sign (+) between the content already in the field and the content you are trying to add.

 

All of the following work...
+ Add
- Subtract
* Multiply
/ Divide

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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You're right, that does work - I didn't know that, thanks.
But it doesn't answer the question of why the default value has to be in
pixels and there is no way to change that unit to inches, or any of the
other units available in Preferences. That would make life easier for me. I
was hoping there was a way to do that, which I hadn't found, but I suppose
I can put it in as a suggestion.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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I've asked engineering to take a look.


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Sep 26, 2022 Sep 26, 2022

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Thank you. Hope you find the solution you are looking for.

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