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There are different ways of using the ruler to measure length.

Using the Mouse

Size the ruler so the left edge of the ruler is over the feature you wish to measure.  Position the mouse over the ruler at the other end of the feature you wish to measure.  The marker will move with the mouse and you can read the measurement in the current units on the left of the ruler.

Alternatively, you can double-click to set the edges of the ruler over the feature you wish to measure.  The first time you double-click, the left edge of the ruler moves to the double-clicked location.  The second double-click moves the right edge of the ruler to the double-clicked location.

Using the Keyboard

Position the ruler so the left edge is aligned with the left edge of the object you want to measure.  Resize the ruler using the resize keyboard shortcuts until the right edge of the ruler is aligned with the right edge of the object you want to measure.








 Shortcuts
Dbl-Click