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Ruler and Grid

Rulers appear along the top and left side of the main screen to help you measure and align objects. As you move the cursor in the design area, a tick mark on each ruler follows the movement of the cursor. Also, the coordinates of the cursor position are displayed at bottom-left corner of the screen.

To show or hide the rulers, from the View menu:

  1. Point to Show.
  2. Click Show Rulers.

Grids, like rulers, can help you align objects in the design area. Grids are displayed as horizontal and vertical lines within the design area. They will not show as part of the output.

To show or hide the grids, from the View menu:

  1. Point to Show.
  2. Click Show Grid.

The rulers, grids, and all other numeric values that represent a length follow a unit system defined in your software. To change the unit system, right-click a ruler and select the new unit. (On Macintosh, click and hold the mouse button on the rulers.)

By default, the origin of the rulers is located in the lower-left corner of the design area. To change the origin, you can click and drag the origin icon in the upper-left corner of your screen.


Click and drag the Origin icon.


The new Origin

You can also adjust the origin's position by using the Ruler and Grid Settings dialog box.

See Also

Getting Started

Displaying the Ruler and Grid Settings



Tool Tips

Design Area

SAi Cloud Window

SAi Cloud Mobile Application

Swatch Table


Status Bar

Changing the View

Using Navigator View

Showing Objects' Fill

Previewing Bitmaps

Showing Preview

Linked and Embedded Files

Redrawing the Design Area

Previewing Objects in CMYK

Filtering Objects by Color

Tracking your Steps

Using Workspaces

Entering Numerical Values

Setting Preferences

Windows and Macintosh User Interface Features

Getting Help

Exiting the Software