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Saved view

The Saved view lets you save and reuse your favorite grids. To use it, select one or more grids, then click the Add guides button.

Saved grids list

This is a list of all your saved grids. Click a grid to select it. Click it again to deslect it. You can select more than one grid. Your options will change depending on the number of selected grids.

Add guides button

Clicking the Add guides button adds the guides from every grid you have selected, based on the current context. You can add more than one grids at a time.

More menu

Clicking the triangle button next to the Add guides button displays the More menu, which holds features that are useful but not commonly needed.

New grid from existing guides button

Clicking the New grid from existing guides button opens the custom view in save mode and prefills it with the guides that exist in the context. Due to the complicated nature of predicting guide logic, GuideGuide lists the guides from left to right, top to bottom, starting at the top/left of the context.

Edit selected button

Clicking the Edit selected button opens the edit form with the grid you have selected in the list. It will open the same form that used to save the grid.

Selecting one grid enables this button.

Delete selected buttons

Clicking the Delete selected button deletes your selected grids. You can delete more than one grid at a time.

Selecting one or more grids enables this button.

Import button

Clicking the Import button opens the import menu.

Export button

Clicking the Export button opens the export menu.

Importing grids

If you wish to import grids, whether from a previous version of GuideGuide or from another GuideGuide user, the import interface provides two ways to do so: from a GitHub Gist, or from a file.

GitHub Gist URL or ID field

Filling in the GitHub Gist URL or ID field sets which Gist to import. GuideGuide can parse the following formats:

User url: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/71ff516ceac85c490f20
Gist url: https://gist.github.com/71ff516ceac85c490f20
Gist id: 71ff516ceac85c490f20

GuideGuide will not be able to import grids if it does not recognize the contents of the field as one of the formats above.

From a GitHub Gist button

Clicking the From a GitHub Gist button imports the grids located at the url or id provided in the GitHub Gist URL or ID field.

From a file button

Clicking From a file button opens a file browser window that enables you to import grids from a file.

This button will be visible if GuideGuide has file system access. If you do not see this button, you may be using an old version of Photoshop or Illustrator that cannot access local files.

Exporting grids

You may wish to export grids, either to import them into another copy of GuideGuide or to share them with someone else. GuideGuide will export every grid if you do not select any. If you select specific grids, GuideGuide will export the grids you have selected. The export interface provides two ways to export grids: to an anonymous GitHub Gist, or to a file.

To a GitHub Gist button

Clicking the To a GitHub Gist button exports your selected grids to an anonymous GitHub Gist. Once the export is complete, GuideGuide opens a new browser window with the url of the exported Gist.

Anonymous Gists are visible only to people that know about the url.

To a File

Clicking the To a File button opens a file browser, enabling you to export your grids to a location of your choosing. GuideGuide saves your grids as a .json file.

This button will be visible if GuideGuide has file system access. If you do not see this button, you may be using an old version of Photoshop or Illustrator that cannot save local files.

Quick guides buttons

Clicking the quick guides buttons adds single guides to some of the most commonly used places, or clears guides.


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