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Visio - Changing Grid Space Size

Use the Grid to place shapes precisely on a page.

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Show or hide the grid

  • Go to View, and select the Grid check box to show the grid.

  • Go to View, and clear the Grid check box to hide the grid.

Work with a variable grid

A variable grid, which shows more precise gridlines at higher magnifications, is helpful in most drawings.

  1. Select View > More.

    Screenshot of the Ruler, Grid, Guides toolbar with the options icon emphasized

  2. In the Ruler & Grid box, select FineNormal, or Coarse for Grid spacing Horizontal and Grid spacing Vertical.

    Note: Fine is the smallest grid spacing, and Coarse is the largest.

  3. Select OK.

Work with a fixed grid

A fixed grid shows the same spacing regardless of the magnification.

  1. Select View > More.

  2. In the Ruler & Grid box, select Fixed for Grid spacing Horizontal and Grid spacing Vertical.

  3. Type the spacing you want between gridlines in Minimum spacing.

  4. Select OK.

Want more?

Change grid spacing and size

Show, hide, or change the grid in Visio

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:grid visio space size office 365   Doc ID:79346
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 11:17 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 10:43 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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