Ask Lena: InDesign Ruler Tips

October 25, 2010 / Updated: October 25, 2010 / Lena Shore


While using InDesign, how do I set the side rulers to increments of 13 points (the same as the text slug of 11pt 13 leading). I need to be able to use the rulers in all layouts as the basic body text size and leading is the same.


While in InDesign – If you right click either the horizontal or vertical ruler, you will see some options to change the ruler increments. One of them is “custom”. Just change the value to 13 points. You’ll need to treat each ruler separately.

If you need this to be the default, you can go to InDesign –> Preferences –> Units & Increments and change the horizontal and/or vertical rulers.


Indesign preferences for rulers and increments


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Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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