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John H Bachmann
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Rulers not showing although selected on

Apr 29, 2013 8:55 AM

I'm just starting to use my new Creative Cloud version of InDesign on my iMac but the ID window doesn't show the rulers even though they are selected on in View.  I’m trying to change my document dimensions to inches but the only way to see the rulers is to open a document which then prevents any dimension changes from taking effect!  Also the work area is transparent instead of a white background, just in case that’s relevant.  Is there a setting somewhere that I can use to reset the display to show the rulers without a document open?

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    Apr 29, 2013 9:32 AM   in reply to John H Bachmann

    It's normal to have no rulers until you have a document open. You can change the default units in the prefs (InDesign > Preferences > Units and Increments). This will affect new work, but you'll need to cahnge existing files one at a time.

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