Rulers help you accurately place and measure objects in the Captivate design window. The point where 0 appears on each ruler is the ruler origin, which is the upper-left corner of the design window.
The unit of measurement available in a non-responsive project is pixels. In responsive projects, the default unit of measurement is percent.
To change the unit of measurement in a responsive project, right-click the ruler in a responsive project and select your preferred unit.
You cannot change your unit of measurement in a non-responsive project.
Guides help you align text and graphic objects. In Captivate, you can create ruler guides (straight horizontal or vertical lines).
You can change the default color of guides. For more information, see Change the appearance of guides.
By default, guides are unlocked so that you can move, modify, delete, or revert them, but you can choose to lock them into place.
For more information on:
Hover over a guide to find out its exact co-ordinates.
Specify the number of columns and rows and the required width between each guide. For the gutter, type a value to specify the padding around each guide. Later when you specify an object to snap to guide, if the object is within the gutter space of a guide, it snaps to that guide.
- Center Column: if you want to create the guides from the center of the stage.
- Clear Existing Guides: if you want to delete all earlier guides.
All the values specified while creating multiple guides are in pixels.
To delete a single guide:
Right-click the guide and select Delete Guide.
To delete or clear all guides:
Choose View > Clear Guides.
If you cannot delete a guide, check to see if it is locked. Unlock the guide, and then delete it. For information on locking and unlocking guides, see Lock and unlock guides.
Smart Guides are temporary snap‑to guides that appear when you create or manipulate objects. They help you align, edit, and transform objects relative to other objects, or by snap-aligning them to guides on the screen.
The behavior of guides is the same as the behavior of any other object in responsive projects.
You can add or delete guides in lower breakpoints, and it is reflected in all the views (both high and low). However, if you edit a guide in a lower breakpoint, its link with higher views is broken.