Design aids and artboards

Unique guide and grid layouts can be established on each artboard to help you position objects. Furthermore, you can activate snapping to dynamically align objects to these guides.

When snapping is active, dynamic guide lines appear when an object is aligned to the edges, corners, or midpoints of the current artboard. You can likewise snap to other document artboards, if they have been established as snapping candidates.

For more information on guides and snapping, see the Guides, Grids and Snapping topics.

Add new guide To add a ruler guide to an artboard:
To add a column guide to an artboard:
To add a grid to an artboard:
Artboard Tool To set an artboard as a snapping candidate:

With the Artboard Tool selected, do one of the following: