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Windows 7: Publisher 2010 - Snap To

13 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Publisher 2010 - Snap To

In my 2003 version of Publisher, when I moved or drew something, I could choose to have it snap to layout guides, the ruler or other items. I can't figure out how to do this in Publisher 2010. Just trying to make things line up with the red alignment lines that appear is a joke. Is there somewhere I can set the "snap-to" function? Any help is appreciated.

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13 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I am not very experienced in Publisher, so I am not certain what you mean.
Perhaps on the Page Design Tab - in the 'Guides' section

Also, I wonder if the following might be of any help:

From the File tab - Info - Design Checker...

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13 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks for the reply, Irene. Neither of your suggestions, however, address the situation. Thanks for the effort, though.
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14 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Someone appears to have a resolution here:
Where is Snap to Grid in 2010?

If this works for you, please post back for the benefit of others.
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14 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks for the link. What they're discussing in the 2007 and 2010 versions of Publisher apparently doesn't exist in my version of Publisher 2010 (version 14.0.5128.5000).

I have checked these locations:

Nothing there about "snap to"

This has check boxes to "align to" guides and objects. It isn't the same thing as "snap to". They're both checked and apparently give me the red alignment indicators that aren't worth much.

Nothing here that addresses "snap to"

There was one command, "Snap to Ruler Marks" but it doesn't seem to do anything that I can tell.

The tabs across the top of my page are:
When an object is chosen, two more come up - FORMAT DRAWING TOOLS and FORMAT TEXT BOX TOOLS. Again, I get alignment choices but no snap to.

In the other thread, Suzanne S Barnhill posted this:
In Word 2007 (and perhaps therefore in 2010 as well), there is a Grid
Settings dialog that can be accessed in numerous ways, but the only way to
access it without selecting a drawing object or the like is via Page Layout
| Arrange | Align | Grid Settings.

You can also use Format | Arrange | Align | Grid Settings on the Drawing
Tools, Organization Chart Tools, Chart Tools, Diagram Tools, SmartArt Tools,
Picture Tools, WordArt Tools, and Text Box Tools contextual tabs.

Regardless of how accessed, the dialog has a check box for "Snap objects to
grid whenthe gridlines are not displayed."
For the life of me, I can't find "Snap objects to grid when the gridlines are not displayed" anywhere, even following her directions because under "Align" the only option I find is "Relative to Margin Guides."

I appreciate all your help, but it's beginning to look like loading Publisher 2003 may be in order here.
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14 Feb 2011   #6

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux

File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar

Choose commands from: All Commands

Scroll down and select "Snap to Ruler Marks"

Click "Add > >" button

Now the snap to function can be toggled from the quick access toolbar.

Oh, the grid guides are in the Page Design tab, Guides drop menu and Align to check boxes. Not sure how to snap-to a guide line that isn't displayed.

Hope that helps.

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14 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks, GEWB but I already tried that. It doesn't do anything that I can tell. At least, it doesn't "snap to" anything. Grid lines aren't the point, either since I want to snap to all objects or ruler marks. I appreciate the input.
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30 Mar 2011   #8

win 7
Publisher 2010 Snap feature

Did you ever get your answer?
If not, try this ...

page design - layout - align to - objects
then select object 2 and drag it toward object 1
watch for the pink lines when you get close to another object
it's not better - just different - you'll get used to it - probably
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31 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Thanks for the reply, stevecrest. I never did get a solution. I already know about the red lines and I'm not impressed since they are never consistent or accurate. You can have a red line when two objects are quite misaligned. I appreciate your post and it's nice to know someone cares about unanswered issues. Again, thanks.
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31 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Is this the command which you are looking for? :

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