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Possible to change ruler origin?

May 3, 2012, 21:35
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Possible to change ruler origin?
Hello! I was wondering if it was possible to change the origin of the ruler?

I have a template page I'm trying to set up where I have guides placed roughly an inch into the paper. What I want to do is change the ruler so that the origin, that is point 0,0 , is at the cross hairs where the vertical and horizontal guides meet.

Is such a thing possible?
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Jul 21, 2012, 19:06
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RE: Possible to change ruler origin?
I would also like to move the rulers. I am trying to make a full bleed document, but I would like the rulers to start at the origin of the document, not the bleed.
In other words, I would like the edge of the page to be set at -1/8, rather than 0

As it stands, it looks like this cannot be done....
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Jul 22, 2012, 09:43
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RE: Possible to change ruler origin?
I think this subject or similar comes up every now and again in forums and from memory the answer is along the lines of 'not in the foreseeable future'.

Personally I would prefer a cartesian system with origin bottom left, but the graphics people go for top left.

Only suggestion is make up your own templates, save as gimp xcf which will keep guide positions, layers etc. which I think JaiGuru is doing anyway. For that particular instance of measuring from the intersection of guides, I have in the past used a screen ruler, (with matching image scale) Not wonderful but works

Otherwise, back to templates. These are the ones I use,
For a video editor which for certain operations measures from top, bottom, left, and right - all ways.
A simple DVD disk template, for if disk is full-face or not.
A DVD menu template, much like the "bleed margins" where there is 'safe-area'
And these just get disabled when I come to print or save for later use. All simple stuff.

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