What to Do When Rulers Are Not Visible in Microsoft Word 2013

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By default in Microsoft Word 2013, both horizontal and vertical rulers are kept hidden.

Microsoft allows users to reveal the rulers with just a few mouse clicks. In fact it is suggested that you should always enable/unhide the vertical and horizontal rulers as soon as you start using the MS office package. The limitation to enabling/un-hiding the rulers is that both vertical and horizontal rulers can be enabled or disabled simultaneously. There is no option available in MS Word to enable or disable vertical and horizontal rulers separately.

Working with rulers (hiding or revealing them) is a user specific task. This means, if a computer has multiple user accounts, the rulers must be manually enabled or disabled for each user account individually.

Below is the process using which you can hide or reveal vertical and horizontal rulers in MS Word 2013:

  • Log on to the computer using the account on which the rulers are to be hidden or unhidden.
  • Click Start button.
  • At the bottom of the Start menu, in the search box, type WINWORD and hit Enter key.
  • On the opened MS Word interface, go to the VIEW tab.
  • From the Show section, check or uncheck the Ruler checkbox to reveal or hide the vertical and horizontal rulers in MS Word respectively.