How to work with grids

There are 2 kinds of grids available, the baseline grid for aligning columns of text and the document grid for aligning objects.

Step1. Click the Grids panel.

A baseline grid resembles ruled notebook paper, and a document grid resembles graph paper.

    

Step2. Enter the spacing between the grid lines. Type a value that equals your body text leading, so that lines of text align perfectly to this grid.

Step3. If you wish to set horizontal grid spacing, specify a value Gridline every in the Horizontal section of the Document section and specify a value for Subdivisions between each grid line.

Step4. To set vertical grid spacing, specify a value for Gridline every in the Vertical section of the Document Grid section, and then specify a value for Subdivisions between each grid line.

Step5. For showing the baseline grid and the document grid check the Show boxes.

Frequently asked questions

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