Use rulers and a grid for guidance
In Microsoft Expression Web, you can use rulers and a grid to guide your page layout in Design view. Rulers appear across the top and down the left side of the editing window. The grid appears behind your page content. If you choose to snap to grid, when you place content on the page, it will automatically align with gridlines. You can configure the spacing and style of the grid.
You can display rulers at the top and side of the editing window.
You can set the following Ruler and grid units:
You can use a Display Grid in the editing windows to help position objects. The grid uses the same units as the ruler.
You can adjust the Spacing of the grid, as well as the grid Line Style and Line Color. You can also set a Snapping Grid Spacing value, to which objects will automatically align.
Do one of the following:
On the View menu, point to Ruler and Grid, and then click Configure.
On the Tools menu, click Page Editor Options. In the Page Editor Options dialog box, click the Ruler and Grid tab.
In the Page Editor Options dialog box, on the Ruler and Grid tab, do the following:
To do this
Ruler and grid units
Select the type of units for the ruler and grids.
Display Grid Spacing
Select the number of units between gridlines.
Select the type of line for your grid.
Select your grid color.
Snapping Grid Spacing
Select the number of units between gridlines for the snapping grid.