In This Chapter
You can know about all the neat special effects in Illustrator, but if you have no strong organization skills, you can become exasperated when things just don't work as you expect them to. In this chapter, we focus on a few organizational tricks of the trade.
Using rulers to help accurately place objects in an illustration sounds simple (and it is), but not knowing how to effectively use the rulers in Illustrator can drive you over the edge.
To view rulers in Illustrator, choose ViewRulersShow Rulers or press Ctrl+R (Windows) or +R (Mac). When the rulers appear, their default measurement setting is the point (or whichever measurement increment was last set up in the preferences).
To change the ruler increment to the measurement system you prefer, use one of these methods: