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Chapter 47. Creating and Managing Comple... > Defining Units of Measurement

Defining Units of Measurement

You can change the unit of measurement for your publication. The default setting for units of measurement is inches. If you are working in a metric environment, you can change the default to centimeters.

Many desktop publishing professionals use picas and points as a measurement of page space. There are 72 points to an inch, and this unit of measurement is standard for type font sizes. Points are generally used to describe character height. That makes points useful units for your rulers if you are precisely laying out columns of type. There are 12 points to a pica.


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