If you’ve used desktop publishing or image editing software, you should be familiar with the concept of grid lines and guide lines for creating and managing layouts. Both help you to align elements on the page for a more professional look.
In Infix Pro, you can use grids in two different ways. You can use it passively as a guide, or you can switch on the snapping feature:
Sometimes the grid lines aren’t exactly in the right place, and that makes the Snap to Grid function troublesome. But Infix Pro makes it easy to adjust the space between the lines so that the grid assists you, rather than becoming a hindrance.
Guides are slightly more flexible, since you can insert them only where you need them on the page. This can help to make your workspace less cluttered, and it can make it easier to align elements like text boxes, since there are fewer points that the elements can snap to.
Guides only apply to the page you create them on.
Click and drag a straight line from the ruler to create a guide. It appears on a dotted line on the page and turns red when the mouse is released.
Once a guide is added, you can’t remove it with the Undo command.
Grid line customisations are saved in the PDF metadata, but Infix Pro is the only application that will use that data. So each document will have its own grid line settings, providing you don’t attempt to edit it in another application.
Guide lines are only stored if Store layout in PDF is ticked within the File->Preferences… dialog box. You’ll find the setting in the Saving tab.
Also, remember that grid lines and guide lines will be printed if visible on screen. Select View->Grid & Guides->Hide Guides and/ or View->Grid & Guides->Hide Grids to disable this behaviour.