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Show the ruler

Show the ruler

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  1. Go to View and select Ruler.

    Show and hide the ruler with a checkbox on the ribbon

  2. To show the vertical ruler

    1. Go to File > Options > Advanced.

    2. Select the Show vertical ruler in Print Layout view under Display.

Show the rulers

  1. Go to View and select Ruler.

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  2. If the vertical ruler doesn't show, make sure you're in Print Layout view. If it still doesn't show, you might need to turn the ruler on.

    1. Go to Word > Preferences > View (under Authoring and Proofing Tools).

    2. Then, in the View dialog box, select the Vertical ruler box.

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Change the unit of measure

You can change the unit of measurement displayed on the rulers, to do this:

  1. Go to Word > Preferences > General (under Authoring and Proofing Tools).

  2. In Show measurement in units of, select the unit of measurement you want to use.

  • Go to View and select Ruler.

    Show the ruler.

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