Rulers and Measurements

PageStream has horizontal and vertical rulers to help you lay out your pages. The rulers are normally placed along the top and left sides of the window. The zero point, or origin, is normally at the top left corner of the page or spread.

The measurement capabilities of PageStream are logically divided into four functions, each of which can be set to a different default measurement system. These four divisions are horizontal, vertical, relative and text. The separate horizontal and vertical functions allow you the flexibility, for instance, to use inches vertically and picas horizontally. The relative function is used for non-directional measurements, such as nudging objects and line lengths. The text function is used for measuring type size and leading.

    Changing measurement systems
    Changing the rulers

 

Rulers and Measurements  Section  url:PGSuser/rulers
  created:2006-03-10 16:50:19   last updated:2006-06-21 16:11:21
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Related Tips
You can move the zero point of the rulers to another position if you don't want the page coordinates to be numbered from the top left corner. To move the ruler zero point, drag from the ruler origin (the place where the rulers meet). Release the mouse button at the desired position.

To reset the ruler zero point to the top left corner of the page, click on the ruler origin.

You can move the rulers to position them next to the objects you want to measure. To move the rulers, hold down Shift and drag from the ruler origin (the place where the rulers meet). Release the mouse button when the rulers are at the desired position.

To reset the rulers to the top left corner of the page, hold down Shift key and click on the ruler origin.