The Standard on the Ruler

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 21, 2018)

Various WordTips issues have discussed how you can use the different features of the Ruler. The different controls on the Ruler can help you format your document in many different ways. If you want a good tutorial on how to use the Ruler, check out the following Web page:

http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/UsingRulers.htm

This document will lead you through the basics of the Ruler, including how to use all the different doo-dads that may appear on the Ruler from time to time. This site is maintained by the Word MVPs—people who volunteer quite a bit of their time to helping others learn how to use Word better.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (629) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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