Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Gridlines
The rulers help with positioning no matter what content type you are working with, but
when you are editing text in a text frame they have an additional purpose. The horizontal
ruler shows the frame’s paragraph indents and any custom tab stops, and you can drag the
indent markers on the ruler just as you can in Word.
The ruler’s unit of measure is controlled from Regional Settings in Control Panel in Windows. Choose Clock,
Language, and Region, and then click the Region heading (or Region and Language in Windows 7) to open the Region
(or Region and Language) dialog box. On the Formats tab, click Additional settings and choose U.S. or Metric from
the Measurement system drop-down list.
The display of the vertical ruler is optional. To disable it while retaining the horizontal ruler, choose File ➪ Options,
click Advanced, and in the Display section, clear the Show vertical ruler check box.
Gridlines
Gridlines are nonprinting dotted lines at regularly spaced intervals that can help you line
up objects on a slide. Figure 20.16 shows gridlines (and the ruler) enabled.
To turn gridlines on or off, use either of these methods:
Press Shift+F9.
On the View tab, in the Show group, select or deselect the Gridlines check box.
There are many options you can set for the gridlines, including whether objects snap to it,
whether the grid is visible, and what the spacing should be between the gridlines. To set
grid options, follow these steps:
1.
On the View tab, click the dialog box launcher in the Show group. The Grid and
Guides dialog box opens (see Figure 20.17).
FIGURE 20.17
Set grid options and spacing.
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