Time for action — viewing the Grid

We will start with the easiest task, turning the Grid on (or making it viewable).

  1. With your new document still open on your computer, on the Inkscape main menu select View | Grid:
    Time for action — viewing the Grid

What just happened?

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.

Have a go hero — changing the unit of measure

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.

  1. Go to the main menu, choose ...

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