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Old May 20th, 2010, 05:08 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
saranm
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Default cm to pts?

When formatting a word document, how do you switch from measurements in cm to
points?
ex) I need a series of documents that have top margins of 75 pts and bottom
margins of 70 points. But when I am working on a different computer, the
"Page set-up" options are in cm.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 05:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Jay Freedman
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Default cm to pts?

Don't bother to switch. Just type the point measurements in the boxes and
include the pt unit, and Word will do the conversion automatically.

If it bothers you enough to switch, the answer depends on what version of
Word it is. In 2003 or earlier, go to Tools Options General and change
the "Measurement units" dropdown. In 2007 and 2010, go to Office button
Word Options Advanced, scroll down to the Display section, and change the
same dropdown.

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saranm wrote:
When formatting a word document, how do you switch from measurements
in cm to points?
ex) I need a series of documents that have top margins of 75 pts and
bottom margins of 70 points. But when I am working on a different
computer, the "Page set-up" options are in cm.



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Old May 21st, 2010, 06:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.pagelayout
Graham Mayor
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Default cm to pts?

Do however see also http://www.gmayor.com/Character_Units.htm

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Don't bother to switch. Just type the point measurements in the boxes and
include the pt unit, and Word will do the conversion automatically.

If it bothers you enough to switch, the answer depends on what version of
Word it is. In 2003 or earlier, go to Tools Options General and change
the "Measurement units" dropdown. In 2007 and 2010, go to Office button
Word Options Advanced, scroll down to the Display section, and change
the same dropdown.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.

saranm wrote:
When formatting a word document, how do you switch from measurements
in cm to points?
ex) I need a series of documents that have top margins of 75 pts and
bottom margins of 70 points. But when I am working on a different
computer, the "Page set-up" options are in cm.





 




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