How to Change the Colors of the Guides in InDesign

April 24, 2015 / Updated: April 24, 2015 / Lena Shore



These red guides!
We hate the color!

Hey Lena,

Do you know how to change the colors of these red guides in InDesign? I got a document that I have to work with but the red is driving me crazy. Mine are usually light blue. Its not under the Guides and Pasteboard options in preferences.


The guides you are talking about are in a slightly sneakier place. Because they are based on objects, they are tied to the layer properties. You will want to open your layers and right click to get to the “Layer Options” (or double-click the layer in the list). Viola! You can now see options for colors and other fun stuff!

Layer Options Indesign

Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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