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Writer Gridlines don't show

asked 2016-11-01 01:46:41 +0200

gakerman01 gravatar image

I have the latest version of Writer installed but selecting the Display Grid or Snap to Grid button doesn't do anything, is there another setting I need to activate first?

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try to set another resolution of the grid: Tools --> Option --> LibreOffice/Writer --> grid

Craig22 gravatar imageCraig22 ( 2016-11-01 17:09:02 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the hint Craig22. I made the horizontal and vertical resolution smaller and that helps make the grid more visible because there are more dots!

Larrymcg gravatar imageLarrymcg ( 2017-10-23 21:07:18 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-10-29 15:21:38 +0200

ing_libre gravatar image

Same problem but I solved! first Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Appearance. then in "custom colors" scroll till "text document" > Grid I choose a vivid color like "purple" (only to see better). second Tools > Options > LibreOffice writer > grid > select "visible grid", resolution to 0,30 cm (both horizontal and vertical), subdivision 3.


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answered 2018-09-11 21:44:50 +0200

LeftyG gravatar image

I found the same issue when opening up documents created in OpenOffice. None of the other solutions helped, so I saved document into a CSV, opened it up if Libre, and problem solved. Not the best workaround, but it solved the problem, perhaps the issue is the was OpenOffice saves files...

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answered 2016-11-01 19:23:54 +0200

Larrymcg gravatar image

I'm a new LO user and find that the grid turns on but is so faint I couldn't see it at first. So I changed the default color to Black. I tried some others (like Red) but they didn't really help.

Tools>Options>LibreOffice>Application Colors>Text Document>Grid. The pull-down has the colors you can use.

I'm just guessing about this being your problem.....

-- Larry

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