Microsoft Word Measurement Units

Having trouble getting the measurement units to show properly in Word?

Try going to Options >General/Advanced > Measurement Units (depending on which Word year 2003/2007/2010).

If that doesn’t work…

Press ALT+F11. This opens the macro editor.

Press CTRL+G (View > Immediate Window). This provides a ‘chat’ window in which you can type vba code to be executed immediately.

In that window, type: Options.UseCharacterUnit = False

Sometimes, units result from Regional Settings of your main system. By setting this as False, the system regional settings in Windows will no longer override the units you select in Word Options.

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