Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

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Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby Jiri Melnicky » 16 Jan 2018, 07:33

Can I copy the guides directly to the page using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V? I played with InDesing for a while and there are guiding lines like objects - which is brilliant. I can mark several guides at once and copy them. There is no need to use a table of guiding lines. Can this quark?
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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby chrisnz_nz » 16 Jan 2018, 21:09

Hi Jiri,

YES, that is a fantastic feature in ID. I have used that often. Specially when creating guides on a specific page for a bit of custom layout, and then finding myself to have to do a very similar page later in a large book. And avoiding the setup of too many master pages for books/magazines with a less structured layout design... Should be made a feature request to see how many others would use that?

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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby Jiri Melnicky » 16 Jan 2018, 22:28

Hi Chris, Quark builds a wishlist on facebook (if I'm not mistaken). Users then vote on the features they would like to have in the new version. I'm not on facebook, I do not know how exactly it works and if voting is going on every year.
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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby chrisnz_nz » 16 Jan 2018, 23:47

Hi Jiri,

I am not on Facebook either, so that is why I suggested it :)
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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 17 Jan 2018, 02:55

Good morning,

the wishlist is not Facebook-specific. We collect wishlist items everywhere, in personal conversations, on Facebook, in the forum, everywhere. The wishlist ranking is done every 2 years and is sent out to all our customers by email. It's a web survey.

In 2018 we'll do a survey again.

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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby max.peter » 17 Jan 2018, 02:56

You can already copy/paste guides in QuarkXPress by using the menu in the Guides palette (Window - Guides). See below the screen capture.
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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby Jiri Melnicky » 17 Jan 2018, 06:38

I know this palette. Good solution, but in ID it is much better - guides are like objects. You can mark multiple guides at once by dragging the mouse and copying and pasting it to any position. You can quickly create complex gridlines directly on the page. This solution is brilliant - if you have ID - try :)
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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby max.peter » 17 Jan 2018, 13:44

So QuarkXPress has to copy ID? Maybe ID does not work like QXP.
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Re: Guides - copy using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

Postby Jiri Melnicky » 17 Jan 2018, 15:10

If Quark wants to return the lost users again, they have to offer them a full-fledged alternative. Meanwhile, it offers an "perpetual license" and several interesting features that are not in InDesign. The stronger side of QXD is more sophisticated basic control. In InDesign, you have to switch tools a lot, and the hand tool is the biggest stupid thing from Adobe engineers. InDesign users will certainly appreciate the great feature of "native objects" in QXP. But on?
Quark must be a better InDesign in all directions, it must be very customizable to the needs of the user and must do so quickly. Another alternative software is behind the door.
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