We will start with the easiest task, turning the Grid on (or making it viewable).
You'll see that a blue grid will appear across the entire canvas area. We will use these grids to create basic areas of our layout and then create guides to begin creating our actual layout elements.
By default, Inkscape keeps all dimensions—even the unit of measure—in pixels. Do you want your grid to be in inches? There is an easy way to do this.