16 April 2007
Thus the Guides panel was born (see Figure 1). I hope you'll agree that it can do some amazing things. The Guides panel features three tabs: General, Selection, and Store.
The General tab contains the most commonly used commands (see Figure 2). Copy guides from different documents and even from the master page. Easily access the Guides dialog box. Create margins, clear all guides in one click, and add columns and rows easily. Save guides externally for later use, so you can reopen them in the panel and apply them to a new Fireworks document.
One unique way of creating guides is to create a marquee selection and apply guides using the Guides panel around the selection or just on one side (see Figure 3). You can also create guides based on an object's dimensions. This is really helpful when you want to align more objects based upon that particular object's location in the document.
If you are working with multiple pages and do not need to save guides externally, use this option to save the guides on a per-document basis (see Figure 4). This lets you quickly switch between various guide sets you may have already created on other pages within the same document.