MS Office - unit of measure?

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  1. mig

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    does anyone know how to change the unit of measure in MS office? whenever i go to page setup, the unit is always in cm. its a bit hard for me as i usually measure paper in inches. :slanted:

    i already went to Word > Preferences > General > Measurement Units: Inches btw. the ruler changed measure but not the way word measures my paper dimensions...
     
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    Are you talking about the measurement of paper used for printing? I thought you meant the ruler for the layout, but your last sentence makes it seem otherwise.
     
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    yep, thats what i'm talking about. i vaguely remember the measurements being shown in inches in word 03/07. i was wondering if you could do the same for the mac version. :eek:

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    i encountered the same problem before, go to word, then preferences, then general. you'll find a box to change the unit of measurement. hope that helps your problem.
     
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    if you read the first post, i actually already did that...
     
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    Go to:
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    International
    Formats
    Measurement Units: US

    You may also change the "Region" to United States na lang so that the standard paper size for Word, Pages, and other office apps would be US Letter (short bond : 8.5x11).
     
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    oh ok sorry. i was able to changed that too. i'm trying to figure it out again.
     
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    go to system preference, international, then unit of measurement, change it to US. hope that's the right one. =)
     
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    :D that did the trick. thanks! i never thought of checking my system preferences. all along i thought it was in word. haha!

    isn't it odd that my MBP, which came from the states, has metric set by default? :p
     
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    No problem. :)
     
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    enshong answered it na pala. hehe i had a hard time too at first trying to figure out how to change that.
     
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    Hi, I think the international standard in measurements now is the SI (systeme internationale) units which is based on metric units. Even US has accepted this system already. :)
     
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    Berryboy, did you even bother to read the entire thread?
     
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    yup..i just made clarification because he is in doubt. :D sorry if it does not sound good. peace.
     
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