Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Turn On Or Off Snap To Grid

By Snapping objects to grid we make them stay in the drawing region in the gridlines. This will help us control the placement of objects or pictures

On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw.Click Grid.

In the Drawing Grid dialog box, under Snap to, select or clear the Snap objects to grid check box.

This is possible even in Word 2007 and 2010.


I'm working in Access 2010, the snap to grid feature is driving me nuts, I hate it, and I can't get rid of it. There is no drawing toolbar in Access 2010 and the only help available seems to be the above, so I'm stuck with a horrible feature that I never, ever use and no way of getting rid of it. Great.

I agree. There doesn't seem to be any way to turn it off permanently. I have to constantly use the Alt key. It's rubbish rubbish rubbish

Finally found what we need in Access. In Design mode (I am designing a form) in the ribbon you should see the three design groups Design, Arrange, Format. Click Arrange. In the Sizing & Ordering section, click the Size/Space button. There you will find the Snap to Grid highlighted -- click it to toggle off. In my test this setting saved with the database.

Doug, thanks for hunting that down for everyone. I wonder why MS chose to bury that option so far down?

Thank you Doug! You think I would have seen that. :-)

In my version of Word 2010, the grid dialog does not provide a way of turning off the "snap to grid" feature. There is no such check box. However, if you hold down the Ctrl key while moving an object, it doesn't snap.

Steve, they probably missed that place when they were removing the feature everywhere else. Report it as a bug.

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