By default, the ruler shows the timeline and the display format of the project.

Initially, the Project window ruler uses the display format that is specified in the Project Setup dialog.

However, you can select an independent display format for the ruler.

  • To select an independent display format for the ruler, click the arrow button to the right of the ruler and select an option from the pop-up menu, or right-click anywhere in the ruler.

The ruler settings affect the ruler, the info line, and the tooltip position values.

You can also select independent formats for other rulers and position displays.


To set the display format globally for all windows, use the Display Format pop-up menu in the Project Setup dialog or the Select Primary Time Format pop-up menu on the Transport panel, or hold down Ctrl/Cmd and select a format in any ruler.