Use the Grid to place shapes precisely on a page.

Show or hide the grid

  • Go to View, and select the Grid check box to show the grid.

  • Go to View, and clear the Grid check box to hide the grid.

Work with a variable grid

A variable grid, which shows more precise gridlines at higher magnifications, is helpful in most drawings.

  1. Select View > More.

    Screenshot of the Ruler, Grid, Guides toolbar with the options icon emphasized

  2. In the Ruler & Grid box, select Fine, Normal, or Coarse for Grid spacing Horizontal and Grid spacing Vertical.

    Note: Fine is the smallest grid spacing, and Coarse is the largest.

  3. Select OK.

Work with a fixed grid

A fixed grid shows the same spacing regardless of the magnification.

  1. Select View > More.

  2. In the Ruler & Grid box, select Fixed for Grid spacing Horizontal and Grid spacing Vertical.

  3. Type the spacing you want between gridlines in Minimum spacing.

  4. Select OK.


Source: Microsoft