Let's say I have this button in Illustrator CC 2017 (on mac).

How do I adjust my smart guidelines to pop up the pixel distance between the text and end of button?

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Another scenario, I have these 2 squares. How do I find the distance (in pixels) between these 2 shapes? I know in Sketch, you can measure the distance by selecting 1 object, press 'option' key, and hover over another to find the distance. How can I do this in Illustrator?

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Update: About the function in sketch, Sketch has great tooltips that measures the distance between objects with their tooltips (view image below). How can I get a similar function in Illustrator?

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  • so you don't want to use the measure tool? – John Burgess Jan 18 '18 at 19:45
  • Can't do it with Smart Guides. Not Possible. Use the Ruler Tool. – Scott Jan 18 '18 at 20:02
  • @JohnBurgess the measure tool shows you in a infobox, but is there a faster way of finding the distance? – stormynpip Jan 18 '18 at 20:42
  • Illustrator doesn't have any tools natively for this. You'd have to search for a plug in if anything. – Scott Jan 18 '18 at 21:15

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