snap to grid



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snap to grid

Postby cmVwdWJsaWNoaWs » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 01:21:00 GMT

I have turned off the snap-to option in the drawing toolbar, and my text 
boxes still snap to the sides of an object.  Using the alt key does not help 
either.  ARRRRGGGHHH!!!

Re: snap to grid

Postby garfield-n-odie [MVP] » Fri, 09 Feb 2007 04:37:00 GMT

Maybe because you are inserting the text boxes as "inline with text"?

RE: snap to grid

Postby UGVv » Sun, 11 Feb 2007 02:22:00 GMT

I solved a similar problem recently, and my solution may also help your 
problem: The snap grid spacing seemed to keep resetting to the default step 
size after I had set it to my preferred size.
Inside that dialog box about snap grid settings etc., there's a button in 
the lower left-hand corner saying "Standard...". By clicking this one after 
you've made your changes to the settings, you get the option to store the 
changes in the template, so that any new documents you create in 
the future will have your preferred snap-to and grid settings...
Can I run that on my trusty ol'''''''' Commodore 64...? ;-)

"republichik" skrev:

RE: snap to grid

Postby Y2hhbGxhIHByYWJodQ » Thu, 15 Feb 2007 17:37:24 GMT

Do the following:
1. Click the Draw button on the Drawing toolbar.
2. Click the Grid command
3. Under Snap to,  select Snap objects to grid check box.
4. Click the Deafult button.
A dialog box displays, prompting you whether you want the deafult settings 
for the gridlines?. Clicking Yes will affect all new documents based on the 
NORMAL Template. Likewise clicking Cancel will return to  Drawing Grid dialog 

Challa Prabhu

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1.Snap to grid drawing tool in Word

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)


I'm a new mac user and can't find the snap to grid (or unsnap to grid) drawing tool in Word. I've designed a poster and need to move the text boxes by a fraction, but I can't move them to exactly where I want because they keep snapping to grid, or what seems like snapping.

On a PC it's so easy - just a setting in the drawing toolbox.... but its not one of the displayed options in the mac Drawing Toolbox.



2.objects will not snap to grid


I create many documents using the draw feature to insert lines, triangles 
and more complicated diagrams.

My preferences are to display the grid and have gridlines set at a distance 
of 0.2cm apart for both horizontal and vertical spacing.

I will continually use the 'Drawing Grid' diaglogue box (activate by 
pressing Draw on the Drawing toolbar and selecting Grid...) to check and 
uncheck the preferences "snap objects to grid" and "snap object to other 
objects" as is convenient in my current project.

I have had the following problem occur with several different computer 
(laptops/desktops) loaded with Word 2003.  Everything has been fine until 
suddenly, one day, I open up a new document, switch the grid on and check the 
'snap objects to grid', but the lines and shapes I draw are not attached to 
the grid.  In fact, they are offset by a certain amount.  If I select the 
object and move it around using the arrow keys, it will jump in increments, 
but the spacing is not the grid spacing either!

Even more peculiarly, if I re-open previous documents for which everything 
was working correctly, everything continues to work correctly, so it can't be 
a screen resolution issue.  The drawing tools were working perfectly until 

I have tried repairing and completely reinstalling the Office software, but 
the problem remains as described in the previous paragraphs.

I have also tried messing around with the Normal template, deleting it from 
the drive and seeing if a new one is created that fixes the problem, but this 
is to no avail.

I am eager for any solutions to this glitch that has come my way. As I have 
said, this has occurred on several computers, including the one I use at my 
work over the network - so I doubt it is a machine-configuration specific 

Thanks for any help!

Kind regards,


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