Create ruler guides for a single page

You can create ruler guides on any page in your publication. Ruler guides that are created on a publication page are only visible on that page. Ruler guides that are created on a master page are visible on every page to which that master page is applied.

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To create a horizontal guide, position the mouse pointer over the horizontal ruler until you see the pointer change to split bar adjustment pointer .

    • To create a vertical guide, position the mouse pointer over the vertical ruler until you see the pointer change to resize pointer (double-headed arrow) .

  2. Drag the pointer until the new guide is where you want it.

Note: 

In Publisher 2007:

  • If the Snap to Ruler Marks command is turned on, the ruler guide will snap to a ruler mark.

  • If the Snap to Objects command is turned on, the guide will snap to an object.

In Publisher 2010 and later, the snapping behavior in previous versions of Publisher has been replaced with a new mechanism: as you drag an object toward another object’s edge or midline or toward a guide, the object you are dragging will feel like it becomes sticky when it aligns and then release as you move past the alignment.

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