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How To Show Gridlines And Rulers in Word 2010 Document

By default, Rulers and Gridlines are concealed in Word 2010. To make them apparent on Word window, you have got to enable these options manually. For showing Rulers, Gridlines, head over to View tab and under Show group, enable Ruler and Gridlines options.


Here you can see Rulers are enabled now.


Gridlines comes in handy especially when you need to align the text, images and embedded objects in Word document.



  1. Thanks for the much important post, i Can now remove the ever irritating grid line background in word 2010

  2. When I checked Show Gridlines on the View tab I could NOT see the gridlines. 

    I found “View Gridlines” under the Layout tab.  That worked!  Note that the cursor needs to be inside the Table for you to see the Layout tab.

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