The Inkscape developers are hard at work developing the new version of Inkscape (0.91). This post is part of a series that will outline some of the awesome new features that will be available when Inkscape 0.91 is released.

We recently posted an article about Guides in inkscape, and twitter user @daishi424 pointed out that a few of the features in that post were actually new features in Inkscape 0.91. So here are some of those features that you will get for guides when the new version of Inkscape is released.

Quick toggling of guides

Previously, to toggle the visiblity of guides, the menu item View > Guides and the associated shortcut “|” (the pipe key) was the only way. In Inkscape 0.91, guides can now also be toggled by simply clicking on the ruler (either horizontal or vertical).

Changing the colour of a guide

To change the colour of a guide, double click the guide to bring up the Guideline dialog. Click the colour switcher button under the Label field to change the colour of the guide

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Labeling Guides

The Guidelines dialog (shown when you double click a guide) also allows you to set labels to your guides. These Labels are shown on the guide at the Guide Origin (the small circle that is on every guide)

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If you want to try out this new feature already, you will need to  Download a “nightly” or “development” version of inkscape. Links to various builds of development versions of inkscape are listed at the Inkscape downloads page.
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