Pages - Creating Your Own Alignment Guides

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Creating Your Own Alignment Guides

You can create static alignment guides to help you align floating objects on a page.
These alignment guides do not appear and disappear as you drag floating objects,
but remain visible while you’re working, even if you leave the page and then return to
it later.

To create an alignment guide:


Click View in the toolbar, and then choose Show Rulers.

Note: Alignment guides can’t be created if you have an insertion point in text,
such as the body text or header. Select a floating object or Command-click the
document page.


Place the pointer over a ruler and drag onto a page. An alignment guide appears.


Drag the guide where you want it on the page.


To remove an alignment guide that you’ve created, drag it off the edge of the page.

You can also specify x and y coordinates to place objects precisely. See “Positioning
Floating Objects by x and y Coordinates” on page 162.