Feature request #5656
Print Composer Rulers + Guides
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Can we add guides and ruler to print composer? This would be great when creating a map for print. One should be able to select inches, centimetres or points as well as the smallest division for rulers plus the ability to hide or show both rulers and guides. Added a screenshot of what the rulers and guides could look like
#3 Updated by Antonio Locandro over 5 years ago
Yeah, not really as useful since the Guides are for "Guiding", plus I just set my units to inch and the snap to grid continues to work on mm. Pretty much the ruler and guides are standard to most CAD/GIS/Graphic Design. You can change the priority to Low if you wish, but I would consider this an enhancement
#4 Updated by Antonio Locandro over 5 years ago
Plus try to create a Layout (Print Composer) with exact dimensions, a header line at 0.5 inch a footer line at 10.5 inch the data frame ('canvas') to start at 1 inch for left margin and end at 10.5 inch for right margin. I would bet that is time consuming changing the grid spacing every time to achieve that result.
#8 Updated by Antonio Locandro over 4 years ago
So I have tried the guides and rulers added on master and they are an incredible addition to QGIS, its getting closer for me to recommend it for print production I still would like to see the possibility to change the units from mm to inches and points, plus subdivisions, and the option to turn guides on/off to see hoy the Layout looks without the guides in the middle.
Thanks a lot to the developer of this little piece of code, thanks him on my behalf