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PowerPoint 2003 - Misc

Show Ruler and Guides for Precise Layout

SUMMARY: Use rulers, guides, and gridlines to make a more professional-looking Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation.

If you need to line-up text, pictures, charts, and photos perfectly in a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation, the following tips may help.

1. First, show the ruler. Click "View" - "Ruler".

2. Now, show some guides to help you align items. Click "View" - "Grid and Guides". A dialog box will appear:

1. Keep "Snap objects to grid" checked to force objects to perfectly align to a grid.

2. Check "Snap objects to other objects" if you want to keep objects close together.

3. Click the "Spacing" pull-down to choose the spacing between grid squares.

4. You can view the grid onscreen by displaying "Display grid on screen".

5. Check "Display drawing guides on screen" for further visual assistance.

6. Click "OK" to close the dialog box.

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