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Show or hide the horizontal ruler
To view the horizontal ruler across the top of your Word document, you must be in print layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.), normal view (normal view: A view that shows text formatting and a simplified page layout. Normal view is convenient for most editing and formatting tasks.), or Web layout view (Web Layout view: A view of a document as it will appear in a Web browser. For example, the document appears as one long page (without page breaks) and text and tables wrap to fit in the window.).
- On the View menu, click Ruler.
Show or hide the vertical ruler
To view the vertical ruler on the side of your Word document, you must be in print layout view.
- On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the View tab.
- Under Print and Web Layout options, select or clear the Vertical ruler (Print view only) check box.