Along the top and left edges of the document area, are a
horizontal and a vertical ruler.
These rulers measure from the top left corner of the page.
Each ruler has a bright area surrounded by a dark area. The
bright area shows the size and location of the currently edited frame
on that page. As you change frames, the bright area changes to reflect
the new frame's settings.
The ruler can measure the page in many common units of measure including:
To change the units of the ruler, place the mouse cursor over one
of the rulers (either one), and click with the
Select the units you want to use from the popup menu. You will notice both rulers
change to the new unit of measure.
You may also notice two vertical arrows (one pointed up, the other
pointed down), on the left side of the bright area of the horizontal
ruler. These are used to adjust the margin of a paragraph. For more
information, see the section entitled Formatting Paragraphs.
Finally, you may see some black marks, which are not part of the
ruler. They may appear as L shaped, a Reverse-L, an Upside-down T, or
an Upside-down T with a dot in it. These are locations of tab stops.
For more information see the section entitled Using Tab Stops.
To quickly format the page layout, you can right mouse click on
either ruler. A small sub menu will appear. Simply select
and the Page Layout Dialog box
If you don't want the rulers in your document area, they
can be switched off.
from the menubar.
This will remove the rulers from the document area. Simply select
to display the rulers again.