Change the Unit of Measurement in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Learn how to change the unit of measurement from inches to centimeters, points, or picas in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint 2011
OS: Mac OS X
Date Created: April 12th 2011
Last Updated: April 12th 2011
If you want to change the unit for measurement in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac, you can choose from inches, centimeters, points, or picas. Users of Windows versions of PowerPoint have choices limited to just inches or centimeters! Changing the measurement unit primarily affects the rulers visible within PowerPoint -- in this tutorial, you will learn how to change these measurement units in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac:
- Launch PowerPoint. Select the PowerPoint |
option, as shown in Figure
Figure 1: Preferences option selected within the PowerPoint menu
- This opens the PowerPoint Preferences window, shown in Figure
2 -- make
sure that View tab
is selected. Click on the the Ruler units list box that you can see
highlighted in red in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Ruler units list box within the PowerPoint Preferences window
- In the resultant drop-down list, you can see four different options
for unit of measurement: inches, centimeters, points, and picas
3). You can see a check mark in front of the currently active
option. Inches is active in Figure 3 -- this indicates that
this is the current unit of measurement. Click on any other unit
of measurement that you want to change to. In Figure
can see that Centimeters has been selected -- click on it to make
Figure 3: Centimeters selected within Ruler units drop-down list
- Click on the OK button
(refer to Figure
2 above) to apply the change to the unit of measurement.
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