Fontlab question-what makes the red guides appear in the metrics window?

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Fontlab question-what makes the red guides appear in the metrics window?
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When I’m setting up metrics in Fontlab sometimes a collection of red guidelines appears over the letters and I have to stop to delete them. I cannot figure out what I am doing that makes these things appear. What am I doing to cause this, and how do I make the guides go away with dragging them away one by one?

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Joined: 7 Jun 2005 - 10:47am
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Hi James,
this happens when you click the bar right above your glyph in the metrics window. When your mouse is over it it will change to a double vertical arrow allowing you to drag down a global (red) guide. If you just accidently click this bar it will still place a guide. A quick way to remove all guides is to move to the guides layer in a glyphs window and right click a ruler bar and choose remove guides.
hope this helps,
Josh