Insert tables, pictures, and watermarks

Show or hide the ruler

Show or hide the ruler

Horizontal and vertical rulers help you align text, graphics, tables, and other elements in your document.

A star shape with the ruler displayed on the page
  1. To see the rulers, choose View and select the Ruler check box.

    Show and hide the ruler with a checkbox on the ribbon

  2. If you don't see the vertical ruler, go to the File tab, choose Options > Advanced, and under Display, select the Show vertical ruler in Print Layout view check box.

    Tip: This is also where you can switch the ruler to show inches, centimeters, or other units of measure.

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