How to hide/show ruler in Word 2011

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  1. Glenny2lappies macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Simple question: how does one hide and show the ruler in Word 2011. ?

    In Word 2008 it was View > Ruler. This is missing in Word 2011.
     
  2. Pndrgnsvc, Sep 2, 2011
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    Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I am curious why this is not working for you (it does for me).

    1. Open Word
    2. In The Menu Bar/View
    3. Click on "Ruler"

    Is "ruler" greyed out or not even appear?
     
  3. Glenny2lappies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A partial screenshot is attached. I can't see any Ruler item in the View menu.

    Just to reiterate, it's Word 2011 which has freshly been installed on a machine that had Office 2008 installed.
     

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  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Strange. Here's mine on a machine which never had any other version of Word installed.
     

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  5. Glenny2lappies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Microsoft. I so like these mysteries...

    Just like the one I had earlier where Word refused to select a word when I double-clicked on it... Now it does.

    I suppose I'll need to reboot my machine. Swear a few magical incantations and hope that it'll work:-(
     
  6. drrocket macrumors newbie

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    Word 2011 enables the ruler in Draft and Print Layout views, but not in either Web Layout or Outline view.
     
  7. RicM macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    This did the trick for me! Thanks, dude or dudette for making the Internet a little better by helping!
     

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