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How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word

Date:2019-7-11 Author:Cordelia

In Microsoft Word, Ruler is a useful tool for typesetting. But it’s not always shown by default. It’s better to toggle it on if you want to adjust the layout more intuitively. So, how to enable the horizontal ruler and vertical ruler in Word?

How to Enable the Horizontal Ruler

It’s very easy to add horizontal ruler to your document.

1. First, Switch to View tab

2. Select Ruler in Show section .

How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word

How to Enable the Vertical Ruler

with only horizontal ruler, it may also cause inconvenience to users in typesetting. To enable vertical ruler in Word, just follow these steps:

1. First, open the document, click FileOptions.

How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word

2. Choose Advanced. Stroll down the page to find Display section, then check the option of Show vertical ruler in Print Layout view.

How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word

3. Check your document, the vertical ruler should have been added on the edge of the page now.

How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word

How to Hide the Ruler in Word

If you’ve done editing the layout and want a pure page without any added ruler, just go to View tab again and uncheck Ruler option in Show section.

How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word

All the rulers will disappear immediately.

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4 thoughts on “How to Enable Horizontal and Vertical Ruler in Word”

  1. Sam Young says:

    These settings don’t ‘stick’. Every time I go back into a document, I have to redo this. Very frustrating.

  2. Jean Witt says:

    I agree with Sam Young. These settings don’t ‘stick’. Every time I go back into a document, I have to redo this. Very frustrating.

  3. Tracey says:

    Ditto – any way to make this a preference or default so a new document opens with the ruler EACH time?

  4. Tim Hoffnagle says:

    Yep, me, too! MicroSUCKS WORST is a mindbogglingly poorly engineered program. It has lots of bells and whistles but they can’t even get the basics right! WTF?????

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