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I really like the GuideGuide plugin for Photoshop that really quickly allows you to setup guides.

Is there something similar to this in illustrator ?

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You don't need GuideGuide. You can use the canned Illustrator features.

  • Draw a rectangle to match your outer dimensions.
  • Choose Object > Path > Split Into Grid.
  • enter the rows and columns you want and any gutters between them and click OK. split into grid
  • Choose View > Guides > Make Guides.

You can also tick the "Add Guides" option to automatically create guides which align to the rows and columns.

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Also, you can pull a guide from a ruler, and select the guide and define x and y coordinate (for vertical guide x coordinate, and for horizontal y coordinate)

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It's worth adding that you need to show rulers (cmd-d) first, and then to select the guides to set exact co-ordinates, you need to untick View > Guides > Lock guides – user568458 Nov 21 '13 at 14:18
Jup, that's a given :) – dingo_d Nov 21 '13 at 17:08

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