Each page in Word is divided into an invisible grid. When you create an object, it is lined up against the nearest gridlines.

If you have a difficult time lining up drawing objects in Word, you can display the drawing gridlines to tweak positioning. The drawing gridlines are the thin lines that appear on your on-screen document in Print Layout view.

To display drawing gridlines in Word 2002:

  1. Verify that the Drawing toolbar is displayed (View, Toolbars, Drawing).
  2. Click Draw on the Drawing toolbar and then click Grid.
  3. Select the Display gridlines on screen check box.
  4. Click OK.