Show or hide rulers

On the View menu, click Rulers.


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

  • The intervals of the ruler correspond to the measurement units you set in the Page Setup dialog box.

  • The units that appear on the ruler and the location of the zero point, or starting point, for both rulers are set in the Ruler & Grid dialog box.

  • When you move shapes in a drawing, faint lines appear on the rulers to indicate the position of the shapes.

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