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This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Working with Rulers

Carpenters know that precise measurements are essential to making things fit, so they have a rule: Measure Twice, Cut Once. In keeping with the idea that precise measurements are essential, Dreamweaver gives you ruler bars. Ruler bars are located on the top and left sides of the active document window. Rulers serve a very important role. Ruler guides help you correctly align design elements. As a matter of fact, if you’re not working on a flat glass or LCD monitor, the curvature of the monitor can give you a false impression of the vertical and horizontal. By using guides you have access to precise alignment systems.

Work with Rulers

  1. Click the View menu, and then point to Rulers.
  2. Select the options you want:
    • Show. Click to show or hide the ruler.
    • Reset Origin. Click to set the ruler back to the default.
      • Change the Origin. Drag the ruler-origin icon (at the upper-left corner) anywhere on the page.

    • Pixels, Inches, or Centimeters. Click to select the type of measurement you want to appear on the ruler.
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