Users of previous versions of Microsoft Word are used to seeing horizontal and vertical rulers when editing documents. These are useful for document layout purposes as well as setting indents and tab stops.
Depending on your Microsoft Word 2007 configuration, however, these rulers may not be displayed. To turn these on:
1. Click the “View” tab in the ribbon at the top of Word 2007.
2. In the “Show/Hide” group, check “Ruler” to enable the horizontal and vertical rulers.