How to make grids, that form similar to excel spreadsheet of 8 colums, 4 rows

Asked by mike s

Here is how it is done in Illustrator, but how do you do it in inkscape?

1Find the rectangular grid tool in your toolbar. This tool shares a space with the following: line segment, arc, polar grid and spiral tools. All you have to do is put your mouse over the tool and hold your left mouse button down. The full menu will pop out, and you can select the rectangular grid tool.
Step2Click on your document. A small grid will appear.
Step3Double click on the rectangular grid tool in your toolbar. Now a dialog box will pop up, letting you choose the number of rows and columns you would like.
Step4Click again on your document. The grid you designed is there.
Step5Fine tune the size and dimensions of you grid with the black arrow tool.
Step6Delete the first practice grid you made, if necessary.

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RIco (rico-rootscore-deactivatedaccount) said :
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I don't think you can do it the illustrators way. You'll have to do it manualy.
1. draw 2 lines, one for the height of the colums, and one for the length of the rows,
2. set them for the left and top edges of your table
2. duplicate each of them (number of columns+1 or number of rows+1, for your example x9 for the colums x5 for the rows)
3. select 1 of the duplicates of the column and set it to the right edge of the table, 1 of the duplicates of rows and set it to the bottom edge of your table.
4. select all your row lines, Align and Distribute (Shift+Ctrl+A)>Distribute>Distribute centres equidistantly vertically (same for columns but horizontally)
5. group it all together to be able to change height and width of cells all at once.

a bit less practical but it works..

hope it helps.

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RIco (rico-rootscore-deactivatedaccount) said :
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you can also try Extensions menu>Render>Grid (and Cartesian Grid)

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