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Word has gridlines in tables, gridlines on a page, and a page boundary.
We'll cover all three.
Here's what a table looks like without the gridlines showing:
To see the gridlines in a table, click the table.
Click the Layout tab under Table Tools.
In the Table group, click View Gridlines.
Here's what the table looks like with the gridlines showing:
Click the View tab.
In the Show group, select the Gridlines check box.
Here's what the page looks like with gridlines showing:
If you just want to see a dotted line where your page margins are, you can show the text boundary.
Click the File tab.
Click Options, and then click Advanced.
Scroll down to the Show document content area, and then select the Show text boundaries check box.
Here's what the page looks like with text boundaries showing:
I hope this helps you stay on the grid in Word.
-- Joannie Stangeland
But what about a dynamically resizing grid within a dynamic re-sizable "sketch box"? How many times have you created a simple sketch in Word that you'd like the text to wrap around and then to aid layout you see that you need to move the sketch and re-size the whole sketch.
My personal suggestion would be a grid within a "sketch box".
That's an intriguing scenario. But could you group the text and the sketch, and then remove them and/or resize them without the use of a grid? (If I'm interpreting your question correctly...)
I didn't get any help for deleting gridlines in tables on 2010.
You can click View Gridlines again to turn gridlines in tables off (if it isn't orange, it's off). But if you don't want any lines at all, you also need to remove all the borders (Table Tools Design tab, Table Styles group).
I hope this helps!
if I create a new document in Word 2010 with the template "EinfachesMagazin.dotx" from Microsoft (download.microsoft.com/.../EinfachesMagazin.dotx) I get gridlines inside textboxes which show their text boundaries. How can I activate/deactivate this type of gridlines in Word 2010?
I think, the template was created for Word 2008 (Mac) because I got it from www.microsoft.com/.../templates.mspx.
Dear Sebgr --
The gridlines won't show up when you print a document based on the template. (Take a look in Print Preview.)
How do I get the page boundaries (or Text Boundaries) to show up when using Microsoft Word on Windows 7?
Page boundaries should work the same way on Windows 7. But these instructions are for Word 2010. Are you using a different version of Word?
Can I change the distances between the gridlines, as I used to be able to in Word 2000/2002; if so, how?
How do you make the gridlines appear every time you start Word?
I can turn them on, but each time I start Word 2010 they are gone again.
This was not the case in "good old" Word
I'm standing in for Joannie this week. My understanding is that you can change the distance between gridlines in a table, but that you cannot change the distance between gridlines on a page.
If anyone has a different answer, would you post here? Thank you!
Joannie will be back to answer your questions next week.
You need to open your Normal.dotm file, select the View Gridlines check box, and then save the file and close it. Note that the only way to reverse this is to open the Normal.dotm file again, clear the check box, and then save and close the file.
To find the Normal.dotm file, search for Normal.dotm.
It doesn't seem that there is a easy way to change gridline spacing in Word2010. The one way (that worked for me) is to open a document in an earlier version, adjust gridline attributes (Draw toolbar), save file then open in Word2010 the new Gridline attributes (spacing) will be there.
You can add the Grid Settings command to a custom tab on the Ribbon. For more information on how to do that, see blogs.office.com/.../make-it-yours-customizing-the-word-ribbon.aspx.
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