updated on 05 August 2022 | reading time: 1 minute

Design aids



Guides, also known as guidelines, are design aids that allow you to snap or align objects and anchor points to a horizontal or vertical line manually placed on the canvas.

To place a guideline on canvas:

  1. Ensure the rulers are visible: click View > Canvas > Show Rulers or press  / CTRL + / ALT +R to toggle ruler visibility
  2. Then, toggle the guides visibility: click View > Canvas > Show Guide Lines or press  / CTRL +,.
  3. Drag from the ruler onto the canvas, and release your mouse button to place the guide.
    Bring up guidelines

The guide coordinates are shown while dragging to allow for precise placement.

To move the guides:

  1. Hover over the guideline in the viewport.
  2. When the cursor changes to a two-headed arrow, click and drag to a new location.

To remove a guideline:

  1. Click and drag the guideline to the ruler.
  2. Release your mouse button.
    Delete guides in Corel Vector

You can double-click a ruler to add a guideline at the 0 coordinate.


Note: Objects and anchor points can snap to guides even if they are hidden from view when Snap to Guides is enabled. Guides can also be displayed with snapping disabled.