Change the unit of measure in Word for Mac

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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 pop-up menu, click the option that you want.

See also

Change page margins

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