Robert, big thanks from me as well. I've always relied on the ruler in prior versions of Outlook and have been searching for it in 2007 since I upgraded almost a month ago. No luck with Outlook help, or Microsoft's online help, or even painfully trolling through the toolbars and options one by one. Must have temporarily lost my mind, not thinking to google it like i do everything else - a five second search, your post was my first click, and I'm ruler-viewing again! Thanks much.