Gridlines In Presentation Design

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It would be nice to be able to display gridlines when creating presentations. This would be very helpful for alignment purposes.
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Carl Schultz

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Posted 3 years ago

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Ray Durkin

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Thank you for posting this here!  It will be interesting to see how many other people agree.  I personally give this a thumbs up.
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Darius -, Champion

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I agree with Carl. I never brought that up because I always draw my initial layouts in graphic programs first, where I lay down the grid anyways. Based on that I simply do the math for RV compiler.
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Thanks for the feedback Carl and Darius. If others are interested in this please vote it up. Thanks
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Hi Carl,

Great suggestion!

One thing that may help -for now- would be to make use of our new editor: 
You are able to set the coordinates and pixels manually, so with a little math you can make a seamless grid layout.

For example: Let's make a grid with 4 columns. The dimensions of your presentation is 1920 x 1080. Divide 1920 / 2, and 1080 / 2 . Each box should then be 960 x 540 . To align, simply set the second placeholder to 'left: 960px' so it aligns right next to your first box. Does this make sense?

So if you would like a grid with just 3 boxes horizontally, you would divide 1920 / 3  = 640 px and set the height to 1080. To align, the second box would be at left: 640px and the third would be left: 1280px (640x2)

I hope this was helpful!