Word has gridlines in tables, gridlines on a page, and a page boundary.
We’ll cover all three.
Gridlines in a table
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:
Gridlines on a page
Click the View tab.
In the Show group, select the Gridlines check box.
Here’s what the page looks like with gridlines showing:
Page boundaries (or text boundaries)
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