Create accurate graph paper A0 size

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I need to make some A0 sheets of graph paper, with rulings at 1 mm, 1 cm 10 cm. And the rulings need to be accurate and square when printed out. And it would be useful if the 1 cm rulings were labelled.

Is there a Photoshop tool, macro or similar that can create this design? There are many tools on the web, but most are restricted to A4 or A3.

Thank you

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can try my Grid Creator, but you'll have to play around with it and run it 3 times for each sized grid. Sorry, no lables.

 

/*

// BEGIN__HARVEST_EXCEPTION_ZSTRING

<javascriptresource>
<name>Grid Creator with Guides V1.3.0</name> 
<about>Written by Chuck Uebele - Copyright 2014 - All rights reserved</about>
<category>GridCreator</category>
</javascriptresource>

// END__HARVEST_EXCEPTION_ZSTRINGd3

*/

//Use at your own risk

#target photoshop

// debug level: 0-2 (0:disable, 1:break on error, 2:break at beginning)
// $.level = 1;
// debugger; // launch debugger on next line

var uiPref = new File(app.preferencesFolder +'/uebGridPref.xml');

var uiX = new XML()


var presetList = new Array()
var startNodes = new XML('<root><presets><preset presetName ="Current Default"/></presets></root>');

var gridMinHor = 30;
var gridMinVert = 30;
var gridMaxHor = 60;
var gridMaxVert = 60;
var gridWidthHor = 40;
var gridWidthVert = 40;
var gridAdvHor = 1;
var gridAdvVert = 1;
var lineWidthHor;
var lineWidthVert;
var lineMinHor = 1;
var lineMinVert = 1;
var lineMaxHor =20;
var lineMaxVert =20;
var lineAdvHor = 1;
var lineAdvVert = 1;
var lineRange;
var gridRange;
var idx;
var cR = foregroundColor.rgb.red;
var cG = foregroundColor.rgb.green;
var cB = foregroundColor.rgb.blue;
var unitArray = ['pixels','inches','cm','percent']
var gridRaster = ['Merge Grid with background color','Rasterize grid shape','Keep grid as shape layer','Make Guides Only'];
var guideList = ['No Guides','Horizontal & Vertical Guides','Horizontal Guides','Vertical Guides']
var gridTypeHorArray = ['Fixed Horizontal grid','Random Horizontal Grid','Progressive Horizontal Grid (Additive)','Progressive Horizontal Grid (Mult)'];
var gridTypeVertArray = ['Fixed Vertical grid','Random Vertical Grid','Progressive Vertical Grid (Additive)','Progressive Vertical Grid (Mult)'];
var lineTypeHorArray = ['Fixed Horizontal Line','Random Horizontal Line','Progressive Horizontal Line (Additive)','Progressive Horizontal Line (Mult)'];
var lineTypeVertArray = ['Fixed Vertical Line','Random Vertical Line','Progressive Vertical Line (Additive)','Progressive Vertical Line (Mult)'];
var presetList = new Array('Current Default');
var saveName;
var unitsAdj = 1;
var fillLayer;
var gridLayerHor;
var gridLayerVert;
var doc;
var gridScale = 1;
var lineScale = 1;

if(app.documents.length>0){
    var oldPref = app.preferences.rulerUnits;

    if(uiPref.exists){uiX = new XML(readXMLFile(uiPref))};

    var dlg = new Window('dialog','Create Grid');
        dlg.alignChildren = ['left','top'];
        dlg.gridUnitsGp = dlg.add('group')
        
        var gUnitsLst = dlg.gridUnitsGp.add('dropdownlist',undefined,unitArray);gUnitsLst.name = 'gUnitsLst';
            gUnitsLst.title = 'Grid Units:'
            gUnitsLst.selection = 0
            
            dlg.gridUnitsGp.btn = dlg.gridUnitsGp.add('button',undefined,'Make Grid Vertical settings the same as Grid Horizontal settings')
            
            dlg.gridUnitsGp.btn.onClick = function(){
                setGridSame ()
                }        
            
        dlg.gridGpHor = dlg.add('group');
            var gHorType = dlg.gridGpHor.add('dropdownlist',undefined,gridTypeHorArray);gHorType.name = 'gHorType';
                gHorType.selection = 0
            
            dlg.gridGpHor.gMinStxt = dlg.gridGpHor.add('statictext',undefined,'Min Horizontal Grid Size');
            var gHorMinEtxt = dlg.gridGpHor.add('edittext',undefined,gridMinHor);gHorMinEtxt.name = 'gHorMinEtxt';
                gHorMinEtxt.size = [60,18];
                gHorMinEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
            
            dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt = dlg.gridGpHor.add('statictext',undefined,'Max Horizontal Grid Size');
            var gHorMaxEtxt = dlg.gridGpHor.add('edittext',undefined,gridMaxHor);gHorMaxEtxt.name = 'gHorMaxEtxt';
                gHorMaxEtxt.size = [60,18];
                gHorMaxEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
                
            dlg.gridGpHor.gIntStxt = dlg.gridGpHor.add('statictext',undefined,'Interval spacing between Min and Max');
            var gHorIntEtxt = dlg.gridGpHor.add('edittext',undefined,gridAdvHor);gHorIntEtxt.name = 'gHorIntEtxt';
                gHorIntEtxt.size = [60,18];            
                gHorIntEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}    
                
                if(Number(gHorType.selection) ==0){dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = gHorMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.gridGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = gHorIntEtxt.visible = false}
                
            gHorType.onChange = function(){
                switch(Number(gHorType.selection)){
                    case 0:
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = gHorMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.gridGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = gHorIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Horizontal Grid Size'                
                        break;
                    case 1:
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = gHorMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.gridGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = gHorIntEtxt.visible = true;
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Horizontal Grid Size'  
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.text = 'Max Horizontal Grid Size'
                        break;
                    case 2:
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = gHorMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = gHorIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Horizontal Grid Size'                    
                        break;
                    case 3:
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = gHorMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = gHorIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.gridGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Horizontal Grid Size'                    
                        break;                    
                    }//end switch            
                }
            
        
    //==========================================================        

        dlg.gridGpVert = dlg.add('group');
        
            dlg.gridGpVert = dlg.add('group');
            var gVertType = dlg.gridGpVert.add('dropdownlist',undefined,gridTypeVertArray);gVertType.name = 'gVertType';
                gVertType.selection = 0
            
            dlg.gridGpVert.gMinStxt = dlg.gridGpVert.add('statictext',undefined,'Min Vertical Grid Size');
            var gVertMinEtxt = dlg.gridGpVert.add('edittext',undefined,gridMinVert);gVertMinEtxt.name = 'gVertMinEtxt';
                gVertMinEtxt.size = [60,18];
                gVertMinEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
            
            dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt = dlg.gridGpVert.add('statictext',undefined,'Max Vertical Grid Size');
            var gVertMaxEtxt = dlg.gridGpVert.add('edittext',undefined,gridMaxVert);gVertMaxEtxt.name='gVertMaxEtxt';
                gVertMaxEtxt.size = [60,18];
                gVertMaxEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
                
            dlg.gridGpVert.gIntStxt = dlg.gridGpVert.add('statictext',undefined,'Interval spacing between Min and Max');
            var gVertIntEtxt = dlg.gridGpVert.add('edittext',undefined,gridAdvVert);gVertIntEtxt.name = 'gVertIntEtxt';
                gVertIntEtxt.size = [60,18];            
                gVertIntEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}    
                
                if(Number(gVertType.selection)==0){dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = gVertMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.gridGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = gVertIntEtxt.visible = false}
                
            gVertType.onChange = function(){
                switch(Number(gVertType.selection)){
                    case 0:
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = gVertMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.gridGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = gVertIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Vertical Grid Size'                
                        break;
                    case 1:
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = gVertMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.gridGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = gVertIntEtxt.visible = true;
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Vertical Grid Size'  
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.text = 'Max Vertical Grid Size'
                        break;
                    case 2:
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = gVertMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = gVertIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Vertical Grid Size'                    
                        break;
                    case 3:
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = gVertMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = gVertIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.gridGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Vertical Grid Size'                    
                        break;                    
                    }//end switch            
                }            

          
    //=================================================================================  
        dlg.lineUnitsGp = dlg.add('group')
            var lUnitsLst = dlg.lineUnitsGp.add('dropdownlist',undefined,unitArray);lUnitsLst.name = 'lUnitsLst';
                lUnitsLst.title = 'Line Units:'
                lUnitsLst.selection = 0
            dlg.lineUnitsGp.btn = dlg.lineUnitsGp.add('button',undefined,'Make Line Vertical settings the same as Line Horizontal settings')
            
            dlg.lineUnitsGp.btn.onClick = function(){
                setLineSame ()
                }

        dlg.lineGpHor = dlg.add('group');
        
            var lHorType = dlg.lineGpHor.add('dropdownlist',undefined,lineTypeHorArray);lHorType.name = 'lHorType';
                lHorType.selection = 0
            
            dlg.lineGpHor.gMinStxt = dlg.lineGpHor.add('statictext',undefined,'Min Horizontal Line Size');
            var lHorMinEtxt = dlg.lineGpHor.add('edittext',undefined,lineMinHor);lHorMinEtxt.name = 'lHorMinEtxt';
                lHorMinEtxt.size = [60,18];
                lHorMinEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
            
            dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt = dlg.lineGpHor.add('statictext',undefined,'Max Horizontal Line Size');
            var lHorMaxEtxt = dlg.lineGpHor.add('edittext',undefined,lineMaxHor);lHorMaxEtxt.name = 'lHorMaxEtxt';
                lHorMaxEtxt.size = [60,18];
                lHorMaxEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
                
            dlg.lineGpHor.gIntStxt = dlg.lineGpHor.add('statictext',undefined,'Interval spacing between Min and Max');
            var lHorIntEtxt = dlg.lineGpHor.add('edittext',undefined,lineAdvHor);lHorIntEtxt.name = 'lHorIntEtxt';
                lHorIntEtxt.size = [60,18];               
                lHorIntEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}   
                
    if(Number(lHorType.selection) ==0){dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = lHorMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.lineGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = lHorIntEtxt.visible = false}            
            
            lHorType.onChange = function(){
                switch(Number(lHorType.selection)){
                    case 0:
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = lHorMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.lineGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = lHorIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Horizontal Line Size'                
                        break;
                    case 1:
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = lHorMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.lineGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = lHorIntEtxt.visible = true;
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Horizontal Line Size'  
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.text = 'Max Horizontal Line Size'
                        break;
                    case 2:
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = lHorMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = lHorIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Horizontal Line Size'                    
                        break;
                    case 3:
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.visible = lHorMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gIntStxt.visible = lHorIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.lineGpHor.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Horizontal Line Size'                    
                        break;                    
                    }//end switch            
                }
    //=======================================================

        dlg.lineGpVert = dlg.add('group');
        
            var lVertType = dlg.lineGpVert.add('dropdownlist',undefined,lineTypeVertArray);lVertType.name = 'lVertType';
                lVertType.selection = 0
            
            dlg.lineGpVert.gMinStxt = dlg.lineGpVert.add('statictext',undefined,'Min Vertical Line Size');
            var lVertMinEtxt = dlg.lineGpVert.add('edittext',undefined,lineMinVert);lVertMinEtxt.name = 'lVertMinEtxt';
                lVertMinEtxt.size = [60,18];
                lVertMinEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
            
            dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt = dlg.lineGpVert.add('statictext',undefined,'Max Vertical Line Size');
            var lVertMaxEtxt = dlg.lineGpVert.add('edittext',undefined,lineMaxVert);lVertMaxEtxt.name = 'lVertMaxEtxt'
                lVertMaxEtxt.size = [60,18];
                lVertMaxEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}
                
            dlg.lineGpVert.gIntStxt = dlg.lineGpVert.add('statictext',undefined,'Interval spacing between Min and Max');
            var lVertIntEtxt = dlg.lineGpVert.add('edittext',undefined,lineAdvVert);lVertIntEtxt.name = 'lVertIntEtxt';
                lVertIntEtxt.size = [60,18];               
                lVertIntEtxt.onChange = function(){textToNum(.0001,3000,this,'float')}  
                
                if(Number(lVertType.selection) ==0){dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = lVertMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.lineGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = lVertIntEtxt.visible = false}
                
            
            lVertType.onChange = function(){
                switch(Number(lVertType.selection)){
                    case 0:
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = lVertMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.lineGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = lVertIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Vertical Line Size'                
                        break;
                    case 1:
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = lVertMaxEtxt.visible = dlg.lineGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = lVertIntEtxt.visible = true;
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Vertical Line Size'  
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.text = 'Max Vertical Line Size'
                        break;
                    case 2:
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = lVertMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = lVertIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Vertical Line Size'                    
                        break;
                    case 3:
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.visible = lVertMaxEtxt.visible = true ;
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gIntStxt.visible = lVertIntEtxt.visible = false;
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMaxStxt.text = 'Progression Factor'
                        dlg.lineGpVert.gMinStxt.text = 'Min Vertical Line Size'                    
                        break;                    
                    }//end switch            
                }            

     
     //===========================================================
     
        var flatLst = dlg.add('dropdownlist',undefined,gridRaster);flatLst.name = 'flatLst';
            flatLst.selection = 0
            
        dlg.guideGp = dlg.add('group');
            var guides = dlg.guideGp.add('dropdownlist',undefined,guideList);guides.name = 'guides';
                guides.selection = 0;
             
             var guideCenter = dlg.guideGp.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Guides centered on lines');guideCenter.name = 'guideCenter';
                guideCenter.value = true;
             var guideEdge = dlg.guideGp.add('radiobutton',undefined,'Guides on edges of lines');guideEdge.name = 'guideEdge';
                           
        dlg.preGp = dlg.add('group');
            dlg.preGp.preLst = dlg.preGp.add('dropdownlist',undefined,presetList);  
                dlg.preGp.preLst.selection = 0;
                dlg.preGp.preLst.size = [350,20];
                
            dlg.preGp.save = dlg.preGp.add('button',undefined,'Save Preset');
            dlg.preGp.del = dlg.preGp.add('button',undefined,'Delete Current Preset');
            
            dlg.preGp.preLst.onChange = function(){
                  if(uiX.children().length()>0){//loads presets into UI   
                        setUIvar(uiX,parseInt(dlg.preGp.preLst.selection),dlg);
                  };                 
                };//end list function
            
            dlg.preGp.save.onClick = function(){
                saveName = prompt ('Enter a name for the preset', '', 'Preset Save')
                if(saveName){storePrefs('a')}
                dlg.preGp.preLst.selection = dlg.preGp.preLst.items.length -1                
                }
            
            dlg.preGp.del .onClick = function(){
                if(!parseInt(dlg.preGp.preLst.selection)){alert("You can't delete the current default preset")}
                
                else{
                    var delPre = confirm ('Do you want to delete the preset "' + dlg.preGp.preLst.selection.text +'"?', 'Yes', 'Delete Preset')
                    if(delPre){
                        delete uiX.presets.preset[parseInt(dlg.preGp.preLst.selection)];
                        setPresetList();
                        writeXMLFile(uiPref,uiX);
                        dlg.preGp.preLst.selection = 0
                        }//end if--
                    };//end else                
                }
            
            //============================================        
        
        dlg.btnGp = dlg.add('group')
            dlg.btnGp.ok = dlg.btnGp.add('button',undefined,'Okay');
            dlg.btnGp.cancel = dlg.btnGp.add('button',undefined,'Cancel');
            
            dlg.btnGp.ok.onClick = function(){
                if(isNaN (Number(gHorMinEtxt.text))&&isNaN (Number(gHorMaxEtxt.text))&&isNaN (Number(gHorIntEtxt.text))&&isNaN (Number(lHorMinEtxt.text))&&isNaN (Number(lHorMaxEtxt.text))&&isNaN (Number(lHorIntEtxt.text))){
                    }
                else{
                    dlg.close()  
                    storePrefs('r')
                    run()
                    }
                
                }
            
            dlg.btnGp.cancel.onClick = function(){
                
                dlg.close()}
            
      if(uiX.children().length()>0){//loads presets into UI
            setPresetList()    
            setUIvar(uiX,0,dlg)
            dlg.preGp.preLst.selection = 0
            
      };              
            
        dlg.show()
};//end if to see if there are open docs
else{alert('There are no open files')}

function run(){
    app.preferences.rulerUnits = Units.PIXELS;
        doc = activeDocument
        
        switch(Number(gUnitsLst.selection)){
            case 0:
                gridScale = 1
                break;
            case 1: 
                gridScale = doc.resolution
                break;
            case 2:
                gridScale = doc.resolution/2.54
                break;
            case 3:
                gridScale = doc.width/100
                break;
            }
        
        switch(Number(lUnitsLst.selection)){
            case 0:
                lineScale = 1
                break;
            case 1: 
                lineScale = doc.resolution
                break;
            case 2:
                lineScale = doc.resolution/2.54
                break;
            case 3:
                lineScale = doc.width/100
                break;
            }   
        
        gridMinHor = Number(gHorMinEtxt.text)*gridScale;
        gridMaxHor = Number(gHorMaxEtxt.text)*gridScale;
        gridAdvHor = Number(gHorIntEtxt.text)*gridScale;
       
        gridMinVert = Number(gVertMinEtxt.text)*gridScale;
        gridMaxVert = Number(gVertMaxEtxt.text)*gridScale;
        gridAdvVert = Number(gVertIntEtxt.text)*gridScale;        
        
        lineMinHor = Number(lHorMinEtxt.text)*lineScale;
        lineMaxHor = Number(lHorMaxEtxt.text)*lineScale;
        lineAdvHor = Number(lHorIntEtxt.text)*lineScale;    
        
        lineMinVert = Number(lVertMinEtxt.text)*lineScale;
        lineMaxVert = Number(lVertMaxEtxt.text)*lineScale;
        lineAdvVert = Number(lVertIntEtxt.text)*lineScale;          
                
        if(Number(flatLst.selection) == 0){mergeBG ()};
        
        //gHorType = fixed
        if(gHorType.selection==0){gridWidthHor = gridMinHor};
        if(gVertType.selection==0){gridWidthVert = gridMinVert};
 
        if(lHorType.selection==0 || lHorType.selection==2 || lHorType.selection==3){lineWidthHor = lineMinHor};
        if(lVertType.selection==0 || lVertType.selection==2 || lVertType.selection==3){lineWidthVert = lineMinVert};        
        
        //gHorType = random
        if(lHorType.selection ==1){lineRange = fillRange (lineMinHor,lineMaxHor,lineAdvHor)}
        if(lVertType.selection ==1){lineRange = fillRange (lineMinVert,lineMaxVert,lineAdvVert)}
        
        if(gHorType.selection ==1){gridRange = fillRange (gridMinHor,gridMaxHor,gridAdvHor)}
        if(gVertType.selection ==1){gridRange = fillRange (gridMinVert,gridMaxVert,gridAdvVert)}
       
        
        for(var i=0;i<doc.width;i+=gridWidthHor){
            
            if(Number(lHorType.selection) ==1){
                idx = Math.floor(Math.random()*lineRange.length)
                lineWidthHor = lineRange[idx]  
                lineArrayAdj (idx)
                }
            
            if(Number(gHorType.selection) ==1){
                idx = Math.floor(Math.random()*gridRange.length)
                gridWidthHor = gridRange[idx]    
                gridArrayAdj (idx)        
                }
            
            if(i==0){
                if(Number(flatLst.selection)!=3){
                    makeFirstLine (i, 0, lineWidthHor, doc.height);
                    gridLayerHor = doc.activeLayer;
                    }
                if(Number(guides.selection)==1||Number(guides.selection)==3){
                    if(guideCenter.value){vertG (i+lineWidthHor/2)}
                    else{
                        vertG (i)
                        vertG (i+lineWidthHor)
                        }
                    }//end if for making guides
                }//end if for first line i==0
            else{
                 if(Number(flatLst.selection)!=3){
                    makeLine (i, 0, i+lineWidthHor, doc.height);
                    }
                if(Number(guides.selection)==1||Number(guides.selection)==3){
                    if(guideCenter.value){vertG (i+lineWidthHor/2)}
                    else{
                        vertG (i)
                        vertG (i+ lineWidthHor)
                        }
                    }//end if for making guides                
                };//end else for making second lines
          
            if(Number(gHorType.selection ==2)){gridWidthHor += gridMaxHor}
            if(Number(gHorType.selection ==3)){gridWidthHor *= gridMaxHor}
            if(Number(lHorType.selection ==2)){lineWidthHor += lineMaxHor}
            if(Number(lHorType.selection ==3)){lineWidthHor *= lineMaxHor}            
            
          
            }//end for loop width
        if(Number(gUnitsLst.selection==3)){gridScale = doc.height/100}
        if(Number(lUnitsLst.selection==3)){lineScale = doc.height/100}
        
     
        for(var i=0;i<doc.height;i+=gridWidthVert){
            
            if(Number(lHorType.selection ==1)){
                idx = Math.floor(Math.random()*lineRange.length)
                lineWidthVert = lineRange[idx]      
                lineArrayAdj (idx)
                }
                
            if(Number(gHorType.selection ==1)){
                idx = Math.floor(Math.random()*gridRange.length)
                gridWidthVert = gridRange[idx]       
                gridArrayAdj (idx)    
                }
            
             if(i==0){
                if(Number(flatLst.selection)!=3){
                    makeFirstLine (0, i, doc.width, i+lineWidthVert)
                    gridLayerVert = doc.activeLayer
                    }
                if(Number(guides.selection)==1||Number(guides.selection)==2){
                    if(guideCenter.value){horG (i+lineWidthVert/2)}
                    else{
                        horG (i)
                        horG (i+lineWidthVert)
                        }
                    }//end if for making guides                
                }//end if for first line
            else{
                if(Number(flatLst.selection)!=3){
                    makeLine (0, i, doc.width, i+lineWidthVert);
                    }
                if(Number(guides.selection)==1||Number(guides.selection)==2){
                    if(guideCenter.value){horG (i+lineWidthVert/2)}
                    else{
                        horG (i)
                        horG (i+lineWidthVert)
                        }
                    }//end if for making guides                     
                }  ;//end else  for making second lines     
           
            
            if(Number(gVertType.selection ==2)){gridWidthVert += gridMaxVert}
            if(Number(gVertType.selection ==3)){gridWidthVert *= gridMaxVert} 
            if(Number(lVertType.selection ==2)){lineWidthVert += lineMaxVert}
            if(Number(lVertType.selection ==3)){lineWidthVert *= lineMaxVert}                

            }//end for loop height
      
        switch(Number(flatLst.selection)){
        case 0:
            
            doc.activeLayer.rasterize (RasterizeType.SHAPE);
            doc.activeLayer = gridLayerHor
            doc.activeLayer.rasterize (RasterizeType.SHAPE)
            doc.activeLayer.merge()
            doc.activeLayer = gridLayerVert
            doc.activeLayer.merge()
            break;
        case 1:
            doc.activeLayer.rasterize (RasterizeType.SHAPE);
            doc.activeLayer = gridLayerHor
            doc.activeLayer.rasterize (RasterizeType.SHAPE)
            break;
            }
    app.preferences.rulerUnits = oldPref
};//end function run

function setGridSame(){
 //change this   
            gVertType.selection = Number(gHorType.selection)
            gVertMinEtxt.text = gHorMinEtxt.text   
            gVertMaxEtxt.text = gHorMaxEtxt.text
            gVertIntEtxt.text = gHorIntEtxt.text

    }

function setLineSame(){
            lVertType.selection = Number(lHorType.selection)
            lVertMinEtxt.text = lHorMinEtxt.text   
            lVertMaxEtxt.text = lHorMaxEtxt.text
            lVertIntEtxt.text = lHorIntEtxt.text
    }

function lineArrayAdj(x){
      if(lineRange.length==1){lineRange = fillRange(lineMinHor,lineMaxHor,lineAdvHor)}
      else{var r = lineRange.splice(x,1)};
      }
  
  function gridArrayAdj(x){
      if(gridRange.length==1){gridRange = fillRange(gridMinHor,gridMaxHor,gridAdvHor)}
      else{var r = gridRange.splice(x,1)};
      }
  
function fillRange(min,max,adv){
      a = new Array()
      for (var j=min;j<max+1;j+=adv){
            a.push(j)
            }
        
      return a
      }

function makeFirstLine(rL,rT,rR,rB){
   // =======================================================
    var idMk = charIDToTypeID( "Mk  " );
        var desc15 = new ActionDescriptor();
        var idnull = charIDToTypeID( "null" );
            var ref5 = new ActionReference();
            var idcontentLayer = stringIDToTypeID( "contentLayer" );
            ref5.putClass( idcontentLayer );
        desc15.putReference( idnull, ref5 );
        var idUsng = charIDToTypeID( "Usng" );
            var desc16 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var idType = charIDToTypeID( "Type" );
                var desc17 = new ActionDescriptor();
                var idClr = charIDToTypeID( "Clr " );
                    var desc18 = new ActionDescriptor();
                    var idRd = charIDToTypeID( "Rd  " );
                    desc18.putDouble( idRd, cR );
                    var idGrn = charIDToTypeID( "Grn " );
                    desc18.putDouble( idGrn, cG );
                    var idBl = charIDToTypeID( "Bl  " );
                    desc18.putDouble( idBl, cB );
                var idRGBC = charIDToTypeID( "RGBC" );
                desc17.putObject( idClr, idRGBC, desc18 );
            var idsolidColorLayer = stringIDToTypeID( "solidColorLayer" );
            desc16.putObject( idType, idsolidColorLayer, desc17 );
            var idShp = charIDToTypeID( "Shp " );
                var desc19 = new ActionDescriptor();
                var idTop = charIDToTypeID( "Top " );
                var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
                desc19.putUnitDouble( idTop, idPxl, rT );
                var idLeft = charIDToTypeID( "Left" );
                var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
                desc19.putUnitDouble( idLeft, idPxl, rL );
                var idBtom = charIDToTypeID( "Btom" );
                var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
                desc19.putUnitDouble( idBtom, idPxl, rB );
                var idRght = charIDToTypeID( "Rght" );
                var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
                desc19.putUnitDouble( idRght, idPxl, rR );
            var idRctn = charIDToTypeID( "Rctn" );
            desc16.putObject( idShp, idRctn, desc19 );
            var idstrokeStyle = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyle" );
                var desc20 = new ActionDescriptor();
                var idstrokeStyleVersion = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleVersion" );
                desc20.putInteger( idstrokeStyleVersion, 2 );
                var idstrokeEnabled = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeEnabled" );
                desc20.putBoolean( idstrokeEnabled, false );
                var idfillEnabled = stringIDToTypeID( "fillEnabled" );
                desc20.putBoolean( idfillEnabled, true );
                var idstrokeStyleLineWidth = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineWidth" );
                var idPnt = charIDToTypeID( "#Pnt" );
                desc20.putUnitDouble( idstrokeStyleLineWidth, idPnt, 3.000000 );
                var idstrokeStyleLineDashOffset = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineDashOffset" );
                var idPnt = charIDToTypeID( "#Pnt" );
                desc20.putUnitDouble( idstrokeStyleLineDashOffset, idPnt, 0.000000 );
                var idstrokeStyleMiterLimit = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleMiterLimit" );
                desc20.putDouble( idstrokeStyleMiterLimit, 100.000000 );
                var idstrokeStyleLineCapType = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineCapType" );
                var idstrokeStyleLineCapType = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineCapType" );
                var idstrokeStyleButtCap = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleButtCap" );
                desc20.putEnumerated( idstrokeStyleLineCapType, idstrokeStyleLineCapType, idstrokeStyleButtCap );
                var idstrokeStyleLineJoinType = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineJoinType" );
                var idstrokeStyleLineJoinType = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineJoinType" );
                var idstrokeStyleMiterJoin = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleMiterJoin" );
                desc20.putEnumerated( idstrokeStyleLineJoinType, idstrokeStyleLineJoinType, idstrokeStyleMiterJoin );
                var idstrokeStyleLineAlignment = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineAlignment" );
                var idstrokeStyleLineAlignment = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineAlignment" );
                var idstrokeStyleAlignInside = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleAlignInside" );
                desc20.putEnumerated( idstrokeStyleLineAlignment, idstrokeStyleLineAlignment, idstrokeStyleAlignInside );
                var idstrokeStyleScaleLock = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleScaleLock" );
                desc20.putBoolean( idstrokeStyleScaleLock, false );
                var idstrokeStyleStrokeAdjust = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleStrokeAdjust" );
                desc20.putBoolean( idstrokeStyleStrokeAdjust, false );
                var idstrokeStyleLineDashSet = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleLineDashSet" );
                    var list2 = new ActionList();
                desc20.putList( idstrokeStyleLineDashSet, list2 );
                var idstrokeStyleBlendMode = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleBlendMode" );
                var idBlnM = charIDToTypeID( "BlnM" );
                var idNrml = charIDToTypeID( "Nrml" );
                desc20.putEnumerated( idstrokeStyleBlendMode, idBlnM, idNrml );
                var idstrokeStyleOpacity = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleOpacity" );
                var idPrc = charIDToTypeID( "#Prc" );
                desc20.putUnitDouble( idstrokeStyleOpacity, idPrc, 100.000000 );
                var idstrokeStyleContent = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleContent" );
                    var desc21 = new ActionDescriptor();
                    var idClr = charIDToTypeID( "Clr " );
                        var desc22 = new ActionDescriptor();
                        var idRd = charIDToTypeID( "Rd  " );
                        desc22.putDouble( idRd, 0.000017 );
                        var idGrn = charIDToTypeID( "Grn " );
                        desc22.putDouble( idGrn, 0.000017 );
                        var idBl = charIDToTypeID( "Bl  " );
                        desc22.putDouble( idBl, 0.000017 );
                    var idRGBC = charIDToTypeID( "RGBC" );
                    desc21.putObject( idClr, idRGBC, desc22 );
                var idsolidColorLayer = stringIDToTypeID( "solidColorLayer" );
                desc20.putObject( idstrokeStyleContent, idsolidColorLayer, desc21 );
                var idstrokeStyleResolution = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyleResolution" );
                desc20.putDouble( idstrokeStyleResolution, 72.000000 );
            var idstrokeStyle = stringIDToTypeID( "strokeStyle" );
            desc16.putObject( idstrokeStyle, idstrokeStyle, desc20 );
        var idcontentLayer = stringIDToTypeID( "contentLayer" );
        desc15.putObject( idUsng, idcontentLayer, desc16 );
    executeAction( idMk, desc15, DialogModes.NO );   

};//end function make first line

function makeLine(rL,rT,rR,rB){
// =======================================================
    var idAddT = charIDToTypeID( "AddT" );
        var desc23 = new ActionDescriptor();
        var idnull = charIDToTypeID( "null" );
            var ref6 = new ActionReference();
            var idPath = charIDToTypeID( "Path" );
            var idOrdn = charIDToTypeID( "Ordn" );
            var idTrgt = charIDToTypeID( "Trgt" );
            ref6.putEnumerated( idPath, idOrdn, idTrgt );
        desc23.putReference( idnull, ref6 );
        var idT = charIDToTypeID( "T   " );
            var desc24 = new ActionDescriptor();
            var idTop = charIDToTypeID( "Top " );
            var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
            desc24.putUnitDouble( idTop, idPxl, rT );
            var idLeft = charIDToTypeID( "Left" );
            var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
            desc24.putUnitDouble( idLeft, idPxl, rL );
            var idBtom = charIDToTypeID( "Btom" );
            var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
            desc24.putUnitDouble( idBtom, idPxl, rB );
            var idRght = charIDToTypeID( "Rght" );
            var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
            desc24.putUnitDouble( idRght, idPxl, rR );
        var idRctn = charIDToTypeID( "Rctn" );
        desc23.putObject( idT, idRctn, desc24 );
    executeAction( idAddT, desc23, DialogModes.NO );

    };//end function makeLine

function textToNum(sMin,sMax,e,par){
	var sHold = sMin;
	
	if(par == 'int'){
		if(isNaN(parseInt(e.text))){
			alert('"' + e.text + '" is not a number\nEnter a value between ' + sMin + '-' + sMax );
			e.text = sMin};
		else{sHold = parseInt(e.text)
			if(sHold < sMin){
				rangeAlert();
				sHold = sMin;				
				};
			if(sHold > sMax){
				rangeAlert();
				sHold = sMax;
				};
			e.text = sHold;
			};	//end else
		};//end if par
	else{
		if(isNaN(parseFloat(e.text))){
			alert('"' + e.text + '" is not a number\nEnter a value between ' + sMin + '-' + sMax );
			e.text = sMin};
		else{sHold = parseFloat(e.text)
			if(sHold < sMin){
				rangeAlert();
				sHold = sMin;
				};
			if(sHold > sMax){
				rangeAlert();
				sHold = sMax;
				};
			e.text = sHold;
			};	//end else
		};//end else par
	function rangeAlert(){alert('Number range must be between ' + sMin + '-' + sMax)}; 
};//end function textToNum

function mergeBG(){
    fillLayer = doc.artLayers.add()
    doc.selection.selectAll()
    doc.selection.fill(backgroundColor)
    doc.selection.deselect()
    }

 function readXMLFile(file) {
	if (!file.exists) {
		alert( "Cannot find file: " + deodeURI(file.absoluteURI));
		}
	else{
		file.encoding = "UTF8";
		file.lineFeed = "unix";
		file.open("r", "TEXT", "????");
		var str = file.read();
		file.close();

		return new XML(str);
		};
};

function writeXMLFile(file, xml) {
    file.encoding = "UTF8";
    file.open("w", "TEXT", "????");
    //unicode signature, this is UTF16 but will convert to UTF8 "EF BB BF"
    file.write("\uFEFF");
    file.lineFeed = "unix";
	if (!(xml instanceof XML)) {
        for(var g=0;g<scriptArray.length;g++){
            try{
                file.writeln (scriptArray[g].toString())
                }
            catch(e){$.writeln (e)}
         };//end for loop			
		}
	else{file.write(xml.toXMLString())};
    file.close();
	};

function storePrefs(meth){
    var tempXML
    
    if(meth == 'r'){
        tempXML = new XML(startNodes);
        setXML(tempXML,0,dlg);
      
        if(uiX.children().length()==0){
            uiX = new XML(tempXML);
            }
        else{
            uiX.presets.preset[0] = XML(tempXML.presets.preset[0])        
            };
        }//end if for method
    else{
        tempXML = new XML('<root><presets><preset presetName ="' + saveName + '"/></presets></root>');
        setXML(tempXML,0,dlg);
        uiX.presets.appendChild (XML(tempXML.presets.preset[0]))
        setPresetList()
        };//end else for appending xml
      
      writeXMLFile(uiPref,uiX);
      
      };//end function storePrefs
  
 
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//function loops through the ui object and if the control items have been assigned a name it stores the name and the value to an XML file.
 function setXML(x,n,d){//x = xml file, n = starting node, d = dialog.
    for(var i = 0;i<d.children.length;i++){
       if(d.children[i].type == 'panel' || d.children[i].type == 'group' || d.children[i].type == 'tabbedpanel' || d.children[i].type == 'tab'){setXML(x,n,d.children[i])}//loops though UI and restarts function if it comes to a container that might have more children
        else{
            if(d.children[i].name){//check to make sure the control has a name assigned so that it only records those with name.
                switch(d.children[i].type){
                    case 'radiobutton':
                        x.presets.child(n).appendChild(XML('<' + d.children[i].name +' type="' + d.children[i].type + '">' + d.children[i].value + '</' + d.children[i].name + '>'));                        
                        break;
                    case 'checkbox':
                        x.presets.child(n).appendChild(XML('<' + d.children[i].name +' type="' + d.children[i].type + '">' + d.children[i].value + '</' + d.children[i].name + '>'));                        
                        break;
                    case 'slider':
                        x.presets.child(n).appendChild(XML('<' + d.children[i].name +' type="' + d.children[i].type + '">' + d.children[i].value + '</' + d.children[i].name + '>'));                        
                        break;
                    case 'edittext':                    
                        x.presets.child(n).appendChild(XML('<' + d.children[i].name +' type="' + d.children[i].type + '"><![CDATA[' + d.children[i].text + ']]\></' + d.children[i].name + '>'));                        
                        break;
                    case 'statictext':
                        if(dvar.useRefFile.value){
                            x.presets.child(n).appendChild(XML('<' + d.children[i].name +' type="' + d.children[i].type + '"><![CDATA[' + refFile.fsName + ']]\></' + d.children[i].name + '>'));                        
                            }//end if
                        break;                        
                    case 'dropdownlist':
                        if(d.children[i].selection){varHold = d.children[i].selection.text}
                        else{varHold = 'null'};
                        x.presets.child(n).appendChild(XML('<' + d.children[i].name +' selecIndex="' + d.children[i].selection + '" type="' + d.children[i].type + '"><![CDATA[' + varHold + ']]\></' + d.children[i].name + '>'));                        
                        break;
                  };//end switch
                }//end if for child having name
            };//end else
        };//end for loop
 }//end function setXML

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//function loops through the ui object and if a control item has been assigned a name uses that name to look up the preset value in the XML.
function setUIvar(x,n,d){//x= xml file; n = node number (0 is default node), d = UI dialog

    var currentXMLVal;//used to store values from XML file.  When this value is assigned, it checks to see if value from XML exist
    var noMatch = false
    
    for(var i = 0;i<d.children.length;i++){
        noMatch = false;
        
        if(d.children[i].type == 'panel' || d.children[i].type == 'group' || d.children[i].type == 'tab' || d.children[i].type == 'tabbedpanel'){setUIvar(x,n,d.children[i])};//reruns function if child is container and not control item.	
        else{
            if(d.children[i].name){//Checks to see if child has a name assigned so only will reset those control items that have a name will be stored.
                try{
                    //Assigns all variables from presets node.  The "n" tells which preset to select. "0" is always the default preset (last saved).
                        currentXMLVal = x.presets.preset[n].child(d.children[i].name);                        
                    if(currentXMLVal == 'null'){currentXMLVal = null};
                    }//end try
                //catch assigns 'no_good' to current XMLVal so that if there is no value in the XML file, it will not try to assign a bad value to the UI controls.
                catch(e){currentXMLVal = 'no_good'};//end catch
                //switch makes sure proper type of value is reassigned back to UI controls.
                if(x.presets.preset[n].child(d.children[i].name).length() > 0 || d.children[i].type == 'button'){
                    
                    switch(d.children[i].type){
                        case 'radiobutton':
                            d.children[i].value = returnBoolean(currentXMLVal);
                            break;
                         case 'checkbox':
                            d.children[i].value = returnBoolean(currentXMLVal);
                              if( d.children[i].name == 'useRefFile' && dvar.useRefFile.value){
                                  refFile = new File(x.presets.preset[n].child('refName'));

                                  if(refFile.exists){
                                      refXML = new XML(readXMLFile(refFile));
                                      refSame ()
                                        }//end if for refFile.exists
                                    }//end if for detecting if refFile was set in preferences                            
                            break;
                        case 'edittext':
                            d.children[i].text = currentXMLVal;
                            break;
                        case 'slider':
                            d.children[i].value = parseFloat(currentXMLVal);
                            break;
                        case 'dropdownlist':
                            varHold = false;
 
                          if(x.presets.preset[n].child(d.children[i].name).@selecIndex.toString() == 'null'){d.children[i].selection = null}
                          else{d.children[i].selection = parseInt(x.presets.preset[n].child(d.children[i].name).@selecIndex)};

                          break;
                          };//end switch else

                   };//end if to see if there is a good value from the XML
               
                };//end if for UI control having name
            };//end else for if child is container or control
        };//end for loop 
 };//end function setUIvar
 
 //function returns a boolean value.  Values stored in XML are returned as strings, so they need to be converted back to boolean values.
function returnBoolean(b){
	if(b == 'true'){return true}
	else{return false}
	};

//Function resets the values of the preset list when items are added or deleted.
function setPresetList(){
         presetList = new Array();
        dlg.preGp.preLst.removeAll();
        for(var i=0;i<uiX.presets.children().length();i++){dlg.preGp.preLst.add('item',uiX.presets.children()[i].@presetName)}
};//end function setPresetList

function vertG(position){
      // =======================================================
      var idMk = charIDToTypeID( "Mk  " );
          var desc3 = new ActionDescriptor();
          var idNw = charIDToTypeID( "Nw  " );
              var desc4 = new ActionDescriptor();
              var idPstn = charIDToTypeID( "Pstn" );
              var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
              desc4.putUnitDouble( idPstn, idPxl, position );
              var idOrnt = charIDToTypeID( "Ornt" );
              var idOrnt = charIDToTypeID( "Ornt" );
              var idVrtc = charIDToTypeID( "Vrtc" );
              desc4.putEnumerated( idOrnt, idOrnt, idVrtc );
          var idGd = charIDToTypeID( "Gd  " );
          desc3.putObject( idNw, idGd, desc4 );
      executeAction( idMk, desc3, DialogModes.NO );
      };//end function vertG

function horG(position){

      // =======================================================
      var idMk = charIDToTypeID( "Mk  " );
          var desc5 = new ActionDescriptor();
          var idNw = charIDToTypeID( "Nw  " );
              var desc6 = new ActionDescriptor();
              var idPstn = charIDToTypeID( "Pstn" );
              var idPxl = charIDToTypeID( "#Pxl" );
              desc6.putUnitDouble( idPstn, idPxl, position );
              var idOrnt = charIDToTypeID( "Ornt" );
              var idOrnt = charIDToTypeID( "Ornt" );
              var idHrzn = charIDToTypeID( "Hrzn" );
              desc6.putEnumerated( idOrnt, idOrnt, idHrzn );
          var idGd = charIDToTypeID( "Gd  " );
          desc5.putObject( idNw, idGd, desc6 );
      executeAction( idMk, desc5, DialogModes.NO );      
      };//end function horG

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Hi

If you have Adobe Illustrator, you can create a Blend of two lines with a specified amount of space between each. It will be correct on screen; I can't speak for your printer.

~ Jane

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I'll second Jane's reply, Illustrator or even InDesign would be a better choice to create this than Photoshop.

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I'm answering on my iPad, but I think that if you create a grid in InDesign that there is an option to print it in the Print dialog.

~ Jane

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It's been a while, but I think you could do this with a short PostScript file. Maybe ask in the PostScript Forum.

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If Photoshop is your chosen application, open a new file with these specifications and a height and width set to 1 mm, 1cm or 10 cm.

new file.png

Enlarge the view and use the Single Row Marquee tool and the Single Column Marquee tool to create the inverted L shape shown here. 

create pattern.png

 Choose Edit > Define Pattern. Name it and click OK

 

Open a new file of your chosen size, add a blank layer and use the Rectangular Marquee tool to mark off an image area. Then Edit > Fill as shown here: (Your latest pattern appears at the end of the list)

Fill.png

To change the color of the grid, choose a Foreground color, lock the Transparent area of the grid image and Edit > Fill with the Foreground color. 

Screen Shot 2021-02-08 at 10.22.34 PM.png

 

 

 

 

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Instead of Locking Transparent Pixels (tip I didn't know) you can Preserve Tansparency during filling.

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I am grateful for this wealth of ideas, but do not have access to other design packages.

I am slowly learning my ways round the intricasies of Photoshop. This is good way of learning.

Thank you all.

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