Each page in Word is divided into an invisible grid. When you create an object, it is lined up against the nearest gridlines.
If you have a difficult time lining up drawing objects in Word, you can display the drawing gridlines to tweak positioning. The drawing gridlines are the thin lines that appear on your on-screen document in Print Layout view.
To display drawing gridlines in Word 2003:
- Click Drawing on the Standard toolbar.
- On the Drawing toolbar, click Draw, and then click Grid.
- Select the Display gridlines on screen check box.