How to show rulers in Adobe Illustrator

Tim Youngs
Last updated March 31, 2020
How to show rulers in Illustrator

Rulers will come in handy for almost any project you are working on. They allow you to quickly add guides and fine-tune text and design layouts to perfection.

Unfortunately, they are not much help if they are turned off. Here is a quick look at how to turn the rulers on in Adobe Illustrator.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open your Illustrator project
  2. Make the rulers visible by clicking Command + R on Mac, Control + R on PC
  3. Or by selecting View > Rulers > Show Rulers from the top menu