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A Ruler for Windows 2.5

Publisher:Rob Latour
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Publisher's Description:

A Ruler for Windows - A Ruler for Windows is a free on-screen pixel ruler and reading guide for your PC. It provides you your choice of a woodgrain, stainless steel, clear see-through plastic, or yellow construction ruler and reading guide - plus you can design your own custom skins too.

With A Ruler for Windows you can use your screen normally while layering one or more rulers over of your work. As you can see through the clear plastic ruler you can even continue your typing under it.

Special 2x, 3x, and 4x modes allow you to take a snapshot of your whole screen and magnify it so you can measure between very fine points more easily.

The ruler can be flipped horizontally or vertically, resized to an exact length or resized by dragging it to a desired length.

Ticks can be placed on which ever long edge you prefer. You can click near a tick to have a measuring line automatically drawn at an exact location.

The ruler length can be toggled on and off and the numbering can be reversed.

The [?] mark button allows you to learn more about other features and functions.

A Ruler for Windows is fun to learn and very easy to use.

You are welcome to use A Ruler for Windows for free on as many computers as you would like.

List of Changes:

Version 2.5 from 2012-09-29

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Version 2.4.7 from 2012-07-08

added scrolling up and down with the mouse wheel

Version 2.4.6 from 2012-04-22

corrected viewing transparent rulers at magnified levels

Version 2.4.5 from 2012-02-05

minor tweaks

Version 2.4.4 from 2012-01-21

corrected problem with help and some other windows not being sized properly on some PCs

Version 2.4.1 from 2011-05-01

a minor tweak

Version 2.4 from 2011-01-26

added divide into third lines

Version 2.3 from 2011-01-17

added golden ratio line

Version 2.2.3 from 2010-09-07

correct naming of skins download from website

Version 2.2.2 from 2010-09-05

Button added to help you locate and share your skins

Version 2.2 from 2010-08-24

Now you can create your own skins

Version 2.1 from 2010-08-05

added auto-hide of controls on reading guide

Version 2.0 from 2010-07-25

added reading guide function

Version 1.6 from 2010-03-09

added support for multiple screens

Version 1.5 from 2010-01-26

allows midpoint and marking lines to both show up on the ruler at the same time

Version 1.4 from 2009-09-22

added two new skins (a stainless steel ruler and a yellow construction ruler)

Version 1.3 from 2009-09-20

added option to reverse order on numbers on ruler

Version 1.2 from 2009-07-19

added option to always show length on ruler

Version 1.1 from 2008-08-20

added keyboard shortcuts plus a few more features

Version 1.0.6 from 2008-07-01

minor tweaks + fixed Vista uninstall


A free on-screen pixel ruler for Windows.

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Latest User Reviews:

Larry 2011-08-09 09:02:33 #
Version: 2.4.1

A handy visual aid for windows. I use it in the transparent reading guide mode. The hotkeys make it very easy to use.

Stekal 2011-07-20 05:06:25 #
Version: 2.4.1

Excellent tool!!

Yoavmr 2010-10-21 04:22:24 #
Version: 2.2.3

Download and installed A Ruler for Windows, it's a very helpful application with all the features I needed. Thanks!

Scotman 2010-06-29 15:06:24 #
Version: 1.6

This is Scot Manaher I own and operate my own website and was looking for a quick ruler I could measure pixels with for quick reference when needing dimensions live off my website. I have to say within minutes of typing pixel ruler in a popular search engine, I came across this handy little Ruler for Windows version 1.6 by Publisher Rob Latour .

I highly recommend it to anyone building websites or doing web design to get a quick measurement live via your browser.

Some of my specs if your wondering if it will work for your OS is I am running Windows Vista sp2 64 bit OS. I would also like to note the low memory consumption while using this ruler is another excellent feature.

~ This is Scot Manaher signing off!

Peterjschulte 2010-03-06 09:43:07 #
Version: 1.5

I'm lovin this and passin the link on to my friends

Ffrisbest 2009-09-25 13:19:28 #
Version: 1.4

It's a pretty good ruler since the other ruler I was using wouldn't install on Vista 64 bit. The only gripe I have is that you have to click on the tiny buttons to re-size the ruler instead of just grabbing the edge. I like it's ability to be translucent. Very nice!

Grf2 2009-08-09 14:20:32 #
Version: 1.2

Very simple, useful tool.always handy

Strathdeem 2009-04-11 11:58:38 #
Version: 1.1

simply designed, but as clear-view ... very useful tool in online or off philatelic inspection ...

recommended *****

Michael 2008-12-12 12:40:39 #
Version: 1.1

Wasted my time

When I went to run the program, it informed me that I needed another program to make it work.

At that point I bailed and deleted it.

Martin 2008-12-08 03:30:21 #
Version: 1.1

Nice functional tool

A Ruler for Windows is a handy tool for those who sometimes need to know exact pixel sizes. It works fluently with Vista and is simple to use.

Vdillon 2008-11-11 18:40:52 #
Version: 1.1

Works well

Thank you. this utility works fine.

Pieter 2008-09-15 00:44:14 #
Version: 1.1

Measure with ease

I had to measure a section of a costomer's website to create a banner and found this free application to do the job 100% mesuring Horoz and vertical with ease... Great Job

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