Change the unit of measure in Word 2016 for Mac

You can set the unit of measure, such as inches or points, that Word uses for rulers.

  1. On the Word menu, click Preferences.

    Note: To open Word Preferences, you must have a document open.

  2. Under Authoring and Proofing Tools, click General   General Preferences button .

  3. On the Measurement units menu, click the option you want.

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