Word 2010 & 2007 can not change ruler measurement unit from CM to Inches

Posted on 2012-09-21
Last Modified: 2012-10-10
I want to change the Microsoft Word top ruler measurement unit from center-meters to inches. However, after i change Options > Advanced > Display > Show measurement unit of ... to Inches.
When i go back to word program, the ruler unit do not changed, always in CM. Then i go back to Options for double check the setting, the measurement unit is Inches already.

I tested it with two computers, word 2010 & 2007, got the same results.

Any idea how can i fix it?
Many thanks.

English Windows 7 with Word 2010, 32 Bit
Traditional Chinese XP with Word 2007
Question by:dickchan
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    Accepted Solution

    I believe you need to change the settings in Windows - which Office will then use.

    Here is an example which works for PowerPoint (so I'm assuming it will work for Word too):
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Paul Sauvé
    Hace you tried (in Windows 7): Control panel - Region and Language - Formats - Advanced setttings... - Measurement system: and select US?

    Author Comment

    I tried change the Measurement System from control panel but still failed.
    I even change the format to US and reboot the computer, still no luck.

    Any suggestions?
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    Assisted Solution

    Have you tried reinstalling Office after you have set the Windows setting to centimetres?

    That way you know your system has been set correctly before installing office.

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