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Horizontal guides are horizontal lines that act as:
•Y coordinate snap points when adding or moving objects.
A horizontal guide (blue line)
There are 2 ways to add a horizontal guide to a sheet.
1.The first and easiest is to hold down the left mouse button on the horizontal ruler at the top of the sheet (If rulers are visible) and drag it into position.
2.The second method is to click on the button in the Add→Guides button group.
The horizontal guide and its horizontal position during initial creation
In both cases, as you drag the guide to position it you can enter a number value by first pressing the Enter key and then the Y coordinate or click the left mouse button to place the guide.
You can press the 's' key at any time to turn snap on or off.
There are 2 ways to edit a horizontal guide, dragging it or using the Properties panel.
You can hold down the left mouse button on a horizontal guide and drag the mouse to move the guide. You will see the Y value of the coordinate change as you move it. Press the 's' key to turn snap on or off.
Horizontal guide's vertical position displayed during dragging
If you select a horizontal guide and the Properties panel is visible, the horizontal guide properties dialog will be shown.
Horizontal guide properties
The Y or vertical position of the horizontal guide
Pressing the button displays this help page.