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Change Ruler Units in MS Word

Do you use MS Word’s ruler feature with your documents? (You know… View menu / Ruler choice or View tab of the Ribbon / Ruler checkbox.)

Ever find yourself wishing it was in a different measurement unit? (Let’s say it’s in inches and you want it in centimeters). Or, maybe you weren’t even using the ruler, because the way it measured just isn’t the way you think in terms of distance.

Still wishing for that different ruler scale?


Your wish is Word’s command!

Much to your relief, you can control the measurement units on the ruler with just a couple clicks.

Older versions of Word:

To start, you need to go to the Tools menu, Options choice.