How to Change Measurement Unit from Inches to cm in All Office 365 Apps

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If you want to change the measurement units from inches to cm in all apps of office 365 especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher. In office 365 & Microsoft office products is set to show in Inches by default. Consider an situation, You have assigned a task to create a label in MS word but it displays in Inches but creating exact size label become tough task. To make the task easy, It’s better to change the measurement units from Inches to cm. This article going to explain the step by step procedure to change the measurement unit from Inches to cm in most of apps in office 365 especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint and Microsoft Publisher.

How to Change Measurement unit from Inches to cm in Office 365 Apps

Let’s talk about the detailed procedure to change the measurement unit in each of the office 365 apps one by one.

Change Measurement unit from Inches to cm in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, Paper Size is showing in Inches by default. Let’s see how to change the measurement units in Microsoft Word. You can notice the current measurement unit in MS word in Layout tab -> Size 

How to Change Inches to cm in All Office 365 Apps

Click on File and go to Options.

Click on Advanced -> Display . Change the measurements Unit size from Inches to Centimeters (cm) and click on Ok. You have other measurement units such as millimeters, points and picas also available from the drop-down option.

Once you have changed the measurement unit from Inches to Centimeter (cm).  Paper Size under Layout -> Size are showing it in Centimeters (cm). It got changed from Inches to Cm.

Change Measurement unit from Inches to cm in Microsoft PowerPoint

You don’t have to use the measurement units at the PowerPoint level.  Windows Control Panel changes  are required to change the PowerPoint measurements from inches to centimeters because Microsoft PowerPoint displays the measurement system in which your computer uses. Make the change in Control Panel in Windows operating system. You can’t change the measurement units directly in PowerPoint.

In windows 10 Operating system, Click on Start and Type “Control Panel” . Click on Region option

Click on Advanced Settings under “Region” option to Change the measurement units.

Under the Numbers tab -> Under Measurement System -> Change U.S to Metric. Start PowerPoint. The rulers will now display measurements in the system you chose.

Change Measurement unit from Inches to cm in Microsoft Excel

To Change the measurement unit in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Excel in Office 365, Click on File -> Options as same as in Microsoft Word.

Click on Advanced -> Display. Select the Measurement from Inches to Centimeters and Click on Ok to apply the changes.

Select the Cells in the Microsoft Excel and Click on Format option in Home tab. Click on Row Height and Column Widht

You can notice the Row height and Column width will be displayed in Centimeter (cm) after we made the changes to measurement unit.

Change Measurement unit from Inches to cm in Microsoft Excel

As similar to other office 365 apps, Changing the measurement unit from Inches to cm (centimeter) is same procedure. Click on File -> Options

Click on Advanced in Publisher options and Select the centimeters from the drop-down in show measurements units of under display section.

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