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Enable the [[Show Rulers|Rulers]] in the '''View''' menu.
 
Enable '''Show''' in the '''Ruler Guides''' submenu located in the '''View''' menu to display all ruler guides in the drawing area.
 
=== Place a ruler guide ===
 
You have two options to place a ruler guide:<br />
 
  
* Drag from the horizontal ruler to the drawing area to create a horizontal guide or drag from the vertical ruler to the drawing area to create a vertical guide. The '''Show''' menu item in the '''Ruler Guides''' submenu located in the '''View''' menu must be enabled to place ruler guides in this way.
 
* Choose  '''Ruler Guides''' and then '''Manage''' in the '''View''' menu.
 
In both cases the '''Ruler Guides''' dialog appears.<br />
 
=== 'The Ruler Guides' dialog ===
 
[[File:RulerGuideDialogBox.png]]<br />
 
==== 'New ruler guide' field ====
 
If you dragged the ruler guides to the drawing area the corresponding position (in mm) is shown in the '''New ruler guide''' field. If you have chosen the second way to place ruler guides, enter there either a value (in mm) for a horizontal or a value for a vertical ruler guide.
 
In both ways, click the '''Add''' button in the '''New ruler guide''' field to place the ruler guide.<br />
 
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==== 'Default size' field ====
 
In the '''Default size''' field of the '''Ruler Guides''' dialog you can place ruler guides with predefined dimensions (This is helpful if you want for example draw and [[Printing Maps|print]] a map in DIN A4 landscape size.) Select a size from the dropdown list and click the '''Add''' button to place ruler guides in the chosen format. Note: The [[Show Rulers|ruler's]] origin has to be set in the upper left corner of the map. <br />
 
[[File:RulerGuideA4.PNG]]
 
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==== 'Existing ruler guides' field ====
 
In the '''Existing ruler guides''' field in the '''Ruler Guides''' dialog you can see an overview of existing ruler guides. Select one and click on the '''Delete''' button to delete the corresponding ruler guide.
 
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Click on '''Close''' to close the '''Ruler Guides''' dialog box and apply all changes.
 
Click on '''Cancel''' to close the '''Ruler Guides''' dialog without saving any changes.
 
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[[File:Hint.jpg]] Read more about customizing the [[Show Rulers|Rulers]].
 
<br />[[File:Camera.jpg|video available]] [[http://www.ocad.com/howtos/131_Show_Rulers_and_Ruler_Guides.htm Show Ruler and Ruler Guides]]
 

Revision as of 17:08, 26 October 2015