How to switch off pop-up rulers?


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Bert Coules

I seem to have inadvertently switched on the horizontal and vertical pop-up
rulers. The only sign of this is that two narrow strips have suddenly
appeared at the left-hand and top edges of the editing screen (in Print
Layout): I didn't realise what they were until I chanced to rest the cursor
on one of them and the ruler appeared.

How could I have switched this on without realising it? And more
importantly, how can I switch it off again, please? I've searched the help
files for information, but to no avail.

Many thanks.

Bert
www.bertcoules.co.uk
 
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Graham Mayor

This is achieved by a combination of factors.
View > ruler when checked will always display the rulers.
View > ruler when unchecked, will cause the ruler to hide and unhide when
the cursor is passed over the area if tools > options > general > provide
feedback with animation is checked. If this latter option is unchecked the
rulers are not displayed.

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Bert Coules

Graham,
View > ruler when unchecked, will cause the ruler to hide and unhide when
the cursor is passed over the area if tools > options > general > provide
feedback with animation is checked. If this latter option is unchecked the
rulers are not displayed.

That was the one! Thank you so much. It's beyond my understanding how I
could have checked that box inadvertently.

Bert
www.bertcoules.co.uk
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

To add to what Graham has said, View | Ruler affects only the horizontal
ruler. The vertical ruler is turned on or off by a check box on the View tab
of Tools | Options.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Tony Jollans

That's only partially true, Suzanne.

Unchecking View > Ruler turns off both horizontal and vertical rulers.

Checking View > Ruler turns on the horizontal ruler and enables the turning
on or off of the vertical ruler using the option under Tools > Options >
View.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Interesting. I hadn't realized that because (a) I always keep them both on,
and (b) I work in Normal view, anyway, where I have great difficulty making
Word keep the horizontal ruler on.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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