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Word 2010 Show/Hide

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Microsoft Word 2010 includes rulers, gridlines and a navigation pane to help you align text, graphics, tables or other elements. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make these tools visible as well as hide them.

Word 2010 File Print Layout


In Word, the horizontal and vertical rulers only display in print layout view.

Word 2010 Ruler

If the rulers are turned on and you still aren't seeing them, select Print Layout from the Document Views section of the View tab.

Now ensure your rulers are turned on by checking the box next to Ruler from the Show section of the View tab.

Word 2010 View Ruler

The vertical and horizontal rulers should now appear.

You can also show your rulers by selecting view ruler at the top of the scroll bar toward the top-right section of your screen. Likewise, select it again to turn the rulers off.


Word 2010 Gridlines

Gridlines can be very useful when it comes to lining up graphics, objects and text in your document. The gridlines will not print with the document, and are meant to serve as a guide when placing various objects in the document. This tutorial will teach you how to enable gridlines in Word 2010.

Ensure you are in Print Layout view by selecting Print Layout in the Document Views section of the View tab.

From the Show section of the View tab, left click on the box next to Gridlines.

Word 2010 Show Gridlines Example

Your document should now include a grid that covers the entire editable region of the document body, as in the image to the right.

To remove the gridlines, uncheck the box by left clicking on it again.

Navigation Pane

Word 2010 Navigation Pane

This is a pane that is shown to the left of your document. The navigation pane offers a convenient way to browse through the pages in your document or search for specific text. This is a feature that can be viewed or hidden, depending on your preference.

To enable this feature, ensure your view is in print layout, outline or draft by selecting your view from the Document Views section of the View tab.

Next, check the box to the left of Navigation Pane in the Show section of the View tab.

The navigation pane is now visible to the left of your document. If you would prefer to see the navigation pane on the right side of your document, simply hold your mouse pointer over the title area of the pane until it turns into a four pointed arrow. Then click and hold your mouse and drag the pane to move it.

Word 2010 Side Pane

You also have the ability to adjust the horizontal size of the pane. You can hover over the separator between the pane and the main work area within the application window until the cursor turns into a two pointed arrow. Then click and drag the area to adjust the size of the pane.

To search your document, you can enter your search term or phrase into the search document search bar. You can then click the magnifying glass icon or press enter on your keyboard.

Word 2010 Search Document

Word will search your document for matching entries. The results will be highlighted in your document and listed in the results section of the navigation pane.

You can click the arrow buttons to see the next or previous instance of a match within your document.

To close the navigation window, simply left click the "X" in the top-right of the navigation pane or left click the box to the left of Navigation Pane in the Show section of the View tab.

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