MS Word and Desktop Publishing - Points?  Picas, Inches

Posted on 2013-10-13
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Are picas used as measurement anymore?  All I see is points and inches and milimeters.
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A pica is the same as 12 points. It is not specifically used in Microsoft Office.

In the printing industry, the width of text was described in picas, and the height was in points.

In the Word object model there are methods to convert between centimetres and points and between inches and points, both in either direction.

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