How to Change Measurements Units in Word 2013/2016

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By default, Word takes the unit of measure settings from the system's regional settings. Sometimes, however, there is a need to use, even temporarily, other units. Fortunately, changing these settings in Word is very easy.

  1. Click File tab in top-left corner

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  2. Click Options tab at the bottom-left corner

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  3. Go to Advanced tab

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  4. Scroll down to Display section.

    There is an option which we are looking for: Show measurements in units of.
    You can choose: Inches, Centimeters, Milimeters, Points, Picas.

    Confirm settings by clicking OK button.

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