Just curious if

there’s a way to have to grid show without me zooming in so far, and a snap to feature? I haven’t found any in the menu bar, but thought I’d ask, thank you

The grid shows as soon as you zoom in far enough for the grid to show. If you have a rough grid, it will show sooner. You can set your grid size via File > Font Info > Other Settings. Try Grid Spacing 100, Subdivision 10.

Snapping: The tools snap automatically with the smart guidelines that appear. What is it precisely that you want to achieve?