CuteDraw 2.0 Help System

Rulers and Grids

About Rulers and Grid

Show or hide the grid

Set grid spacing and subdivisions

Set grid color and style

Show or hide rulers

Set ruler measurement units

About Rulers and Grid

Rulers and Grid help you position the shapes  precisely in your documents, and measure the dimensions of the shapes which are on page. The Rulers and Grid use the units of measure set for the document.

 

Rulers

Each drawing window has vertical and horizontal rulers that show measurements at the scale (scale: A measure of the relationship between actual distances and distances represented in a Visio drawing. For example, a floor plan might have a scale of one meter of actual distance to one centimeter in the drawing.) of the drawing.

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

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

     

 

Grid

The grid helps to position shape more precisely. You can show/hide the grid in the document. Use the Grid option in the View menu.

By default, the grid is not printed with the document.
If you want grid to be printed, select printing grid line option in the Page Setup dialog. Read also Print setup.

Show or hide the grid

To show or hide the grid, you can:

  • On the View menu, click Grid.

  • On the Tools menu, click Grid & Rulers, then Grid & Rulers dialog will come up, in Grid & Rulers dialog, click Show Grid.

Set grid spacing and subdivisions

  1. On the Tools menu, click Grid & Rulers.

  2. The Grid & Rulers dialog will come up.

  3. In Grid box, type the value in Grid spacing and Subdivisions boxes.

Set grid color and style

  1. On the Tools menu, click Grid & Rulers.

  2. The Grid & Rulers dialog will come up.

  3. In Grid box:

    • Click Color box to select the grid color.

    • Click Style box to select the gird line pattern.

Show or hide rulers

To show or hide the rulers, you can:

  • On the View menu, click Rulers.

  • On the Tools menu, click Grid & Rulers, then Grid & Rulers dialog will come up, in Grid & Rulers dialog, click Show Rulers.

Set ruler measurement units

  1. On the Tools menu, click Grid & Rulers.

  2. The Grid & Rulers dialog will come up.

  3. In Grid & Rulers dialog, click Ruler Unit to select the ruler measurement unit.

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