Gridlines - What are gridlines?
A grid is a set of guidelines (or "gridlines") that are visible in a document or template during the design process but are not visible when that document or template is printed. These lines are used to align elements on a page in order to produce the required layout for printing.
In labelling, label templates usually feature a grid that represents the layout of the labels on the sheet being printed. During the design process, the grid is filled in with the required design elements before the design only is printed onto the labels.
It should be noted that some software features multiple types of gridlines to assist in the process of designing a variety of documents. For example, Word features gridlines that are related to objects such as tables and grids (which are used in label templates to represent the layout of the labels), as well as full page gridlines (which divide the entire page into squares that can be used to align elements anywhere on the page).Go Back to Glossary