Using Alignment Guides
Alignment guides appear and disappear as you drag floating objects around a page,
providing you with instant feedback about relative object position.
These guides appear only while you’re dragging a floating object. When you let go
of the floating object, the guides vanish. You can make alignment guides appear in
different colors so that it’s easier to know what is coming into alignment as you move
objects around. If you turn on alignment guides or change their color, the settings
apply to all the documents you open in Pages.
Alignment guides aren’t visible when you print your document; they are visible only
when you’re editing a document.
Here are ways to manage alignment guides:
To set alignment guide options, choose Pages > Preferences, and then click Rulers.
Select the Alignment Guides options that describe when you want alignment guides
To show guides when an object’s center aligns with another object, select “Show
guides at object center.”
To show guides when an object’s edges align with another object, select “Show guides
at object edges.”
To change the color of alignment guides, click the Alignment Guides color well and
select a color in the Colors window.
To momentarily hide guides, hold down the Command key while you drag an object.
Another way to align objects is to specify precise object position by using x and y
coordinates. See “Positioning Floating Objects by x and y Coordinates” on page 162.
Creating your own alignment guides wherever you need them can also help you place
objects. See “Creating Your Own Alignment Guides” on page 162.