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In InDesign CS5 I could draw a text box, drag it on page, and see purple lines that helped me align. Where did they go in CS6? I don't see them as I drag text boxes. Ideas?

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ctrl-u (or cmd-u on a mac).

This toggles View > Grids & Guides > Smart guides. Smart Guides are the purple lines that guide alignment to the page, and the green lines that guide alignment to objects.

There are also tick-box options controlling what the Smart Guides do and don't align to under Preferences > Guides & Pasteboard.

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Thanks got it!! – janehouse Oct 18 '12 at 15:07

Try Ctrl-;
If that doesn't make the red margin lines show up on screen, then go to View\Overview Print View -- click that on and off. That got my margins to finally show up. Seems buggy, I know.

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Please add a screenshot and which version do you use? – Kurt May 27 at 19:16

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