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No Snap Drawing Tool in Office

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Do you use MS Office’s drawing tools and the “snap to grid” feature?

If you’re like me, the whole “snap to grid” thing works out okay and it helps me keep my things a bit more organized, but sometimes there’s just that fraction of space you want to use and can’t, because the object is snapping back into place on the grid.

Frustrating, isn’t it?!

Well, you could turn off the “snap to grid” feature completely, but if you’re only looking to place one or two items, it’s probably not worth the hassle.

So, now what?

Just let the grid have its way and accept that little spacing problem you were experiencing?

I should say not!

All you need is one extra key and you’re back in business.

Next time you want to draw or move an object and temporarily ignore the grid, try the Alt key.

If you hold down the Alt key while you’re drawing or moving an object, you’ll find that those “jerky” movements the object was making to stay with the grid will stop and you can smoothly move things to any location.

That’s much more efficient than turning the grid on and off, don’t you think?


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