Is there any shortcut to move the selection by the value of the defined grid spacing? My grid value is 38 pt so this would save me many keystrokes
Just press a cursor key, and the selection will snap into the next grid spot. Just make sure you set the grid spacing setting in File > Font Info > Other.
Sorry, I meant the subdivision and not the grid spacing. The cursor keys move the object 1 spot, shift + cursor keys 10 spots … that works and snaps. But i would like to define a custom offset value for the cursor keys. In my case this would be the 38 pts that i defined as subdivision in the preferences. Is that possible?
How did you define 38 units subdivision? What are your grid values?
In “General: Other settings” i defined “Grid spacing: 38” and “Subdivisision: 38” … that’s my grid value. It would be very convenient if i could use this value for moving stuff around with the cursor keys.
I am afraid the increments of 10 and 100 are currently not available as a user setting. You would have to turn off subdivision, but that would snap all nodes to the grid when you move a path, so that would only be a viable solution for moving components.
Or you scale the whole font down to 26.315789%, so what once was 38, would become 10, and you could have it scale up at export again with a custom parameter.
Or you modify my Paths > Move scripts and assign shortcuts to them via System Preferences: https://github.com/mekkablue/Glyphs-Scripts
I quickly hacked 4 scripts together:
Your script works perfect, many thanks mekkablue! This saves me several thousand keystrokes … maybe it could become a standard feature in the future?
There’s and new version for this action?? Seems like don’t work in the new version of Glyphs App.
There is a better solution in an upcoming app version.