Rulers are used to measure objects and place them on the artboard. The rulers appear at the top and left of the workspace. So, if you are working with the rulers turned on, you can align the objects easily and quickly by using the ruler’s guide.
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Show Ruler in Adobe Illustrator – Video Tutorial
You can also watch the detailed video tutorial to learn how to show rulers in Illustrator. This video tutorial will help you to know the step-by-step guide.
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If you are new or don’t know how to show rulers in Adobe Illustrator, you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn to turn on the ruler in Illustrator.
How to Show Ruler in Adobe Illustrator
To show the ruler in Illustrator, go to View > Rulers > Show rulers. The rulers will appear in the Illustrator workspace.
You can easily turn on the rulers using the detailed steps given below:
Open the file that you want to use to turn on or show the ruler in Illustrator.
You can easily show the ruler on the View menu. Go to View > Rulers > Show Rulers.
Shortcut Key for Rulers in Illustrator
The shortcut key to show rulers is Ctrl+R in Adobe Illustrator.
The rulers will appear on the top and left of the workspace.
Add Guides Using Rulers
You can add guides on your artboard by clicking on the top or left ruler and then dragging it to create a guideline.
Place the guide on the artboard where you want to align the objects or text.
Lock the guides so that it stays in their place without moving while you are working by going to View > Guide > Lock Guide.
You have learned to show/turn on rulers in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned to show or turn on the ruler in Adobe Illustrator using the View menu. You can also use the shortcut key to show the ruler as well.
Have More Questions?
If you have more questions related to Rulers, then ask in the comment section below. We have also answered more frequently asked questions below.
Is there a Ruler Tool in Illustrator?
You can show or turn on the ruler by pressing Ctrl+R from the keyboard in Adobe Illustrator.
How to change Ruler measurements in Illustrator?
You can also change the ruler measurements for a big poster or billboard design.
Right-click anywhere and with the ruler, a list of different measurements will appear. Choose any measurement unit to apply from the list.
How to add Guides in Illustrator
The guides can be added by clicking on the ruler and then dragging on onto the artboard where you want to add them. The guide will be added.
Why can’t I move guides in Illustrator?
The guides are locked in Adobe Illustrator, which is why they can not be moved from one point to another. To unlock guides go to View > Guides > Unlock Guides.
How to Move Guides in Illustrator
Click on the guide and move it to the location you want to add to it. If the guides are not moving to View > Guides > Unlock. After unlocking the guides move according to your choice.
How to Delete Guides in Illustrator
You can delete the guide by selecting it with the pointer and pressing Delete or go to view > Guide > Hide Guides.
Guides are not showing in Illustrator
Show guides by View > Guides > Show Guides.
Smart Guides Illustrator Shortcut
You can show or turn on smart guides in Adobe Illustrator by pressing Ctrl+U on the keyboard.
All Done! Enjoy.