Gridlines are straight lines, which may be horizontal, vertical or a combination of both. Word uses gridlines for specific purposes, such as for:
- Defining borders of cells in tables
- Defining major and minor axes in charts
- Aligning pictures and text
Using grids to define the borders of cells in tables makes the document more readable. Using grids in Word you can easily locate and enter data within individual cells in business documents.
Charts are easier to read and interpret if they show the major and minor axes as grids together with boundary lines. Grids help to position elements such as images and text on a page.
Microsoft Word supports printable gridlines.
Although gridlines look good on the document and serve a useful purpose, printing them may be an issue—Word does not always print gridlines—unless you specifically set it up for printing them.
How to print gridlines in Microsoft Word
Here, we will guide you so that you can print gridlines easily under different circumstances.
- Printing Gridlines in Table
- Printing the Axes in the chart
- Printing Gridlines in text and for Image Alignment.
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