PPT2000: How to Change Units of Measurement in Microsoft PowerPoint

ID: Q232981

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Microsoft PowerPoint bases all units of measurements on Windows Regional Settings located in the Windows Control Panel.

The following article describes how to change the default measurement settings that are used within Microsoft PowerPoint.


To change the units of measurements to either Metric or US, follow these steps:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and click Control Panel

  2. Double-click the Regional Settings icon.

  3. Click the Number tab.

  4. Locate the Measurement System option, and select the desired unit - U.S or Metric.

  5. Click Apply

  6. Close the Control Panel.

Additional query words: ruler centimeters metric measurements

Keywords          : kbenv kbdta 
Version           : WINDOWS:2000
Platform          : WINDOWS 
Issue type        : kbinfo 

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1999