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Arbitrary guiding lines for graphics

To place graphics acurately You have the options of Snap to Grid or Snap to Object (gravity). However, sometimes this is not sufficient, but FrameMaker does not offer guiding lines in graphics, such as lines which you can drag from the left or top border into the graphic.

Examples where you need arbitrary guiding lines


  1. In View > Color > Define… specify a special colour for your guidelines, for example Graphic_construction. Use a colour such as magenta or pink which clearly separates from the real colours of your drawing.
  2. In View > Color > Views… make the colour visible (the colour must be listed in the first pane):
  3. All your construction and guiding lines shall use this colour. See the examples above.
  4. For printing and saving as PDF hide the guide lines with View > Color > Views…


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