Change the drawing grid

You can change the spacing between gridlines and the starting point for gridlines. To temporarily override grid (grid: A set of intersecting lines used to align objects.) settings, press ALT as you drag or draw an object.

ShowChange the spacing between the drawing gridlines

  1. To display the Drawing toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Drawing Button image on the Standard toolbar.
  2. On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw, and then click Grid.
  3. In the Horizontal Spacing and Vertical Spacing boxes, enter the spacing you want.

ShowChange the starting point for gridlines

Initially, the grid begins at the upper-left corner of the page.

 Note   Word displays gridlines only within the margins of the page, even though the grid may extend beyond the margins.

  1. To display the Drawing toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Drawing Button image on the Standard toolbar.
  2. On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw, and then click Grid.
  3. Clear the Use margins check box if it is selected.
  4. In the Horizontal origin and the Vertical origin boxes, specify where you want vertical and horizontal gridlines to begin, relative to the edges of the page.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003