Rulers in Microsoft Word allow you to position the text, graphics, tables, and other elements in your documents. You can hide both the horizontal and vertical rulers on your Word document to gain a bit extra space.
Microsoft Word includes two rulers, and you enable either horizontal, horizontal, or both rulers according to your needs.
- Horizontal Ruler: Available for Print Layout and Web Layout view.
- Vertical Ruler: Available for Print Layout view only.
In this gearupwindows article, you will learn how to show or hide the Rulers in Microsoft Word.
How to Show or Hide the Horizontal Ruler?
When you open a Word document on your PC, it does not show any ruler by default. But, you can enable it according to your needs.
To show or hide the horizontal ruler in a Microsoft document, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open Word document.
Step 2. Click the
If you want to hide the ruler, click the
How to Show or Hide the Vertical and Horizontal Rulers?
If you want to simultaneously show or hide both Rulers (Vertical and Horizontal), you need to perform some extra steps. To show or hide both rulers at a time, use these steps:-
Step 1. Open a Microsoft Word document.
Step 2. Click on the
Step 3. Select
Step 4. When the Word Options panel opens, switch to the
Step 5. Scroll down to the Display section and check the checkbox
Step 6. Click
Step 7. Click the
If you want to hide both rulers, click the
To hide only the vertical ruler, repeat the above steps from 1 to 6, and in step 5, uncheck the checkbox