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Microsoft Publisher 2007

Creating Layout Guides

Layout guides allow you to create a grid of horizontal and/or vertical guide lines automatically instead of manually. This can help with placing objects more accurately and providing consistency in alignment. Layout guides can be helpful when creating business cards or note cards.

  1. From the Arrange menu, select Layout Guides...
    The Layout Guides dialog box appears.
    Layout Guides dialog box

  2. Select the Grid Guides tab

  3. To create column guides, in the Column Guides section,
    1. In the Columns text box, specify the number of columns by typing or using the nudge buttons
    2. In the Spacing text box, specify the amount of space between columns by typing or using the nudge buttons
      HINT: This space is referred to as the gutter.

  4. To create row guides, in the Row Guides section,
    1. In the Rows text box, specify the number of rows by typing or using the nudge buttons
    2. In the Spacing text box, specify the amount of space between columns by typing or using the nudge buttons
      HINT: This space is referred to as the gutter.

  5. To display a guide line between column and row borders, select Add center guide between columns and rows
    HINT: The option is selected if a checkmark appears before it.

  6. Click OK
    The layout guides are created.

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