Grid

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Defines the grid settings for creating and moving objects.

Open a presentation document, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Impress/LibreOffice Draw - Grid

Grid

Specifies the settings for the configurable grid on your document pages. This grid helps you determine the exact position of your objects. You can also set this grid in line with the "magnetic" snap grid.

If you have activated the snap grid but wish to move or create individual objects without snap positions, keep the Shift key pressed to deactivate this function for as long as needed.

Resolution

Horizontal

Defines the unit of measure for the spacing between grid points on the X-axis.

Vertical

Defines the grid points spacing in the desired unit of measurement on the Y-axis.

Subdivision

Horizontal

Specify the number of intermediate spaces between grid points on the X-axis.

Vertical

Specify the number of intermediate spaces between grid points on the Y-axis.

Synchronize axes

Specifies whether to change the current grid settings symmetrically. The resolution and subdivision for the X and Y axes remain the same.

When in Draw: There are additional commands on the context menu of a page:When in Impress: There are additional commands on the context menu of a page:

Snap

To snap lines

Snaps the edge of a dragged object to the nearest snap line when you release the mouse.

You can also define this setting by using the When in Impress: Snap to Snap LinesWhen in Draw: Snap to Snap LinesSnap to Snap Lines icon, which is available in the Options bar in a presentation or drawing document.

To the page margins

Specifies whether to align the contour of the graphic object to the nearest page margin.

The cursor or a contour line of the graphics object must be in the snap range.

In a presentation or drawing document, this function can also be accessed with the When in Impress: Snap to Page MarginsWhen in Draw: Snap to Page MarginsSnap to Page Margins icon in the Options bar.

To object frame

Specifies whether to align the contour of the graphic object to the border of the nearest graphic object.

The cursor or a contour line of the graphics object must be in the snap range.

In a presentation or drawing document, this function can also be accessed with the When in Impress: Snap to Object BorderWhen in Draw: Snap to Object BorderSnap to Object Border icon in the Options bar.

To object points

Specifies whether to align the contour of the graphic object to the points of the nearest graphic object.

This only applies if the cursor or a contour line of the graphics object is in the snap range.

In a presentation or drawing document, this function can also be accessed with the When in Impress: Snap to Object PointsWhen in Draw: Snap to Object PointsSnap to Object Points icon in the Options bar.

Snap range

Defines the snap distance between the mouse pointer and the object contour. LibreOffice Impress snaps to a snap point if the mouse pointer is nearer than the distance selected in the Snap range control.

Snap position

When creating or moving objects

Specifies that graphic objects are restricted vertically, horizontally or diagonally (45°) when creating or moving them. You can temporarily deactivate this setting by pressing the Shift key.

Extend edges

Specifies that a square is created based on the longer side of a rectangle when the Shift key is pressed before you release the mouse button. This also applies to an ellipse (a circle will be created based on the longest diameter of the ellipse). When the Extend edges box is not marked, a square or a circle will be created based on the shorter side or diameter.

When rotating

Specifies that graphic objects can only be rotated within the rotation angle that you selected in the When rotating control. If you want to rotate an object outside the defined angle, press the Shift key when rotating. Release the key when the desired rotation angle is reached.

Point reduction

Defines the angle for point reduction. When working with polygons, you might find it useful to reduce their editing points.