Change grid spacing and other gridline settings

Which Office 2007 or Office 2010 program are you using?

PowerPoint

Word

PowerPoint

  1. On the Home tab, in the Drawing group, click Arrange, point to Align, and then click Grid Settings.

    Tip: You can also right-click on an empty area of the slide (not a placeholder) or the margin around the slide, and then click Grid and Guides.

  2. Under Grid settings, enter the measurement that you want in the Spacing list.

Tip: If you want these settings to be the default settings for all of your presentations, click Set as Default.

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Word

  1. On the Page Layout tab, in the Arrange group, click Align, and then click Grid Settings.

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  2. Do one or more of the following:

    • To specify horizontal spacing, under Grid settings, enter the measurement that you want in the Horizontal spacing list.

    • To specify vertical spacing, under Grid settings, enter the measurement that you want in the Vertical spacing list.

    • To extend the drawing grid to the edge of the document, under Grid origin, clear the Use margins check box.

    • To display only some gridlines, under Show grid, select the Display gridlines on screen check box, and then click the number of gridlines that you want to display in the Vertical every or Horizontal every lists.

Tip: If you want these settings to be the default settings for all of your documents, click Default.

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