Simple Graph Paper

Recently I wanted to draw on a grid — using a pencil and paper.

Years ago before the popularity of desktop computers I kept a thin stock of graph paper in the home office. Being somewhat a pack rat with office related materials, I searched the book shelves and found some graph paper — logarithmic scaled.

That would not do.

I fired up LibreOffice Draw. Within a couple of minutes I printed some “graph paper.”

While LibreOffice supports a grid view, that is not what I wanted. I wanted to print a grid and at a scale usable for my doodling.

  1. Select the Page menu.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Select the Hatch button.
  4. Select the Blue Crossed 0 Degrees hatch.
  5. Change the Spacing to 0.2 inches.
  6. Leave the color to 000080 blue.
  7. Print using Grayscale.

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