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How to change inches to cm in Microsoft Word

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In this video we're going to look to change the measurements, from inches to centimeters, or centimeters to inches, it's up to you.

Now, I'm based in Dublin, and everything here is kind of metric sizes, so I need to change mine to inches, because that's where most of my audiences are, you might be doing it the other way round. 

First of all is the page size, so what we're going to do is, along the top here, this is called your ribbon, along the top here, this big chunk here, you could adjust the ribbon by clicking these different options at the top. We're going to go to 'Layout', and you can see, the ribbon adjusts. 

What we're going to do is, we're going to do 'Size'. You'll see, mine is set to 'A4', this little letter size, but in the US, it's going to be 'Letter'. All right, that's how to change the page size.

Next what we need to do is, we need to change it from-- Can you see, at the moment mine's set to inches, just because I changed mine a little earlier. You might be at centimeters, so to change these across, what we're going to do is, we're going to go to 'File', then go down to 'Options', and then go to this one called 'Advanced', and then, if you scroll all the way down, you'll eventually find, under-- He's under here somewhere, there he is there, under 'Display', and here in measurements, if you have 'Centimeters', obviously change it, or 'Millimeters', it's up to you. 

I'm going to leave mine at 'Inches' at the moment, because that's what I need. Let's click 'OK'. One cool thing you can do just before we go, is that, say that you're dealing with-- say you need it indented into 2 centimeters. You can see, it's set to inches there. What you can do is, you can just type '2', and then type in the word 'cm' for centimeters, and then, if you click out of the box, you can see, it does the conversion for you. So if you're like me, you deal with a lot of metric and inches, you can just leave this at '1', and just force them in there, and lovely old Word does the calculations for you. So I'm going to set mine back to '0'. 

Cool, so that's how to change your units in increments using Microsoft Word 2016.