Rulers and Grids

Rulers and Grid help you position the shapesprecisely in your documents, and measure the dimensions of the shapes which are on page.

About Rulers and Grid

The Rulers and Grid use the units of measure set for the document.

Rulers

Each drawing window has vertical and horizontal rulers that show measurements at the scale of the drawing.

  1. The intervals of the ruler correspond to the measurement unit you set in the Page Setup dialog box.
  2. When you move shapes in a drawing, faint lines appear on the rulers to indicate the position of the shapes.

rulers and grids

Grid

The grid helps to position shape more precisely. You can show/hide the grid in the document. Use the Grid option in the View menu.

By default, the grid is not printed with the document. If you want grid to be printed, select printing grid line option in the Page Setup dialog.

grids

Show or Hide the Grid

On the Page Layout menu, click Rulers & Grid. In the pop up dialog, you can uncheck the Show grids option.

ruler grid setting

Grid Style

On the page, you can change the grid color, grid style, grid spacing and grid subvisions.

Show or Hide Rulers

Each drawing window has vertical and horizontal rulers that show measurements at the scale of the drawing.

On the Page Layout menu, click Rulers & Grid. In the pop up dialog, you can uncheck the Show rulers option.

Change the Ruler Measurement Units

To change ruler measurement units, on the Page Layout tab, click Ruler & Grid button. Under Measurement Units, click the units you want.

To change the spacing of ruler subdivisions, press F6 key to open the Page Setup dialog, and then click Ruler & Grid. Under Subdivisions, click the spacing you want.

Note: For some types of drawings, you may want to change the measurement units to pixels. However, a pixel isn't a unit of measurement. A pixel is just a dot on a screen and the size of the dot varies for different screens.

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