The Grid

PageStream's grid is the equivalent of graph paper. It is shown as rows and columns of non-printing dots. It allows you to align objects to its points.

The grid is part of the master page, so its settings will be identical on all pages based on a specific master page. This will help you maintain a uniform appearance for your document. Unlike page guides, the grid is the same for the left, center and right sides of a master page.

Choose Show Grid from the Layout menu to display the grid if it is not visible. Choose Preferences from the File menu and click on the View tab to set the grid color and whether they are displayed in front of or behind objects displayed in the window.

You can vary the grid spacing and display interval. The grid coarseness determines how finely objects can be spaced. The display interval sets how many dots will be shown on screen. When the interval is set to 1, every grid point will be shown. If the grid spacing is very tight, the grid display can clutter the screen. When the display interval is set to 2, every second grid point will be shown. Objects will still snap to all points.

NoteIf you cannot see the grid on screen and have chosen Show Grid, the grid is too dense to be displayed. Increase the display interval with the Set Grid command.

To set the grid spacing and display interval: Choose Set Grid from the Layout menu to display the Set Grid dialog box.

SectionUsing the grid
Objects can be snapped to the grid. PageStream snaps the edges of objects closest to a grid point whenever objects are drawn, moved or scaled and the Snap-to-Grid command is selected.

To set the grid snap strength: The Snap pop-up sets whether objects will always snap to the closest grid point or only when within a certain a certain range. When Within is selected, you can specify a range.


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