Guides tool»

The Guides tool (G key) is used for creating pins, anchors, element guidelines, and for measuring distances between different objects in the drawing area.

With the Guides tool, Ctrl-click anywhere in the drawing area to create an Anchor, or Alt-click to create a Pin.

Click and drag the mouse pointer to perform a measurement — this makes it work like the Meter tool in FontLab Studio 5.

With the Guides tool, hold Alt when dragging to create a vector element guideline in the current element. Hold Shift while dragging to maintain the vertical or horizontal direction.

Element guidelines belong to elements: moving or deleting the element also moves or removes its guidelines.