Balsamiq Community Discussion

Finding margins between elements


Is there a way in Balsamiq to find the distance between the end of one element and the start of another element. I’m trying to convert my design into code…

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One way is to add a temporary shape (or any object) that fits perfectly between the two objects, then observe its dimensions top right.
Continue moving/resizing the temp object (essentially a ruler) between other objects you wish to measure.

There are ‘screen ruler’ apps out there that may also do the job for you. I’d compare results from both methods to ensure they are the same (i.e. a screen ruler could give different results depending on your zoom level at the time).

Hope this helps


Hi @Oliver_Ullman,

:star: @Ryan’s :star: suggestion is probably the easiest/quickest way to do this indeed!

Please let us know if you need anything else, we’ll be happy to help however we can! :slight_smile: