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Chapter 1. The Basics > Measurement units

Measurement units

Abbreviations

Inchesin or "
Inches Decimalin or " with a decimal
Picasp
Pointspt or p followed by a number (as in “p6”)
Millimetersmm
Centimeterscm
Cicerosc
Agatesag
quarter of a millimiterq
Pixelspx[*]


[*] In a print layout, pixels can't be chosen as the default unit, but “px” can be used when entering values.


Most values in palettes and dialog boxes display in the current default horizontal or vertical measurement units. To change the default units for future Web or print layouts, close all projects; to change the units for just the currently displayed layout, leave it open. Choose QuarkXPress (Edit, in Windows) > Preferences. Under Print Layout or Web Layout (or Default Print Layout or Default Web Layout), click Measurements, then for Horizontal and/or Vertical, choose Inches, Inches Decimal, Picas, Points, Millimeters, Centimeters, Ciceros, or Agates. For a Web layout, you can also choose Pixels . A different unit can be chosen for each layout in a project . With a layout displayed, you can also Control-click/Right-click either ruler and choose from the Measure submenu.


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