Balsamiq Community Discussion

Horizontal and vertical rule alignment


Every time I add or move an horizontal or vertical rule I need to adjust it with the arrow keys to properly align it. Please change the smart alignment of these elements so they align their centers instead of those invisible margins.



Hi again @gelo,

Totally get your point here, I’ll talk to the dev team about it to see how we can improve this.

In the meantime, I would suggest using the Arrow control instead. It will allow you to align your elements properly and using SHIFT when dragging an arrow end will allow you to easily make it a horizontal or vertical line, as shown below:

Let us know if you need anything else! :smile:


Thanks Virgin. The problem with using an arrow is that it is much thicker than the rulers using the wireframe skin.


Totally @gelo! I’ll bring up the H.Rule/V.Rule issue in our next meeting to see what we can do about it.

Thanks again for the report!


Excluding the margin when aligning horizontal and vertical rules would be a big time saver for me too.

Thanks. :slight_smile: