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Measurements in Adobe Indesign CS6

I'm using Indesign CS6 and have always worked with cm and mm as units when it cames to page sizes, picture sizes etc.
Now, when creating a new document (selecting New / Document, the initial page where paper size, margins etc. is specified) InDesign insists on using points. Have tried to specify page size as 17mm x 24mm, but it is just converted to some weird number of points.
Any ideas how to get back to using millimeters as the units?
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Olaf Berli
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Right click on the rulers, choose mm or cm.

HTH,
Dan
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Olaf BerliAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response, Dan.
This works well inside the document, but it is still the same problem when setting properties for the new document. Have attached a screen dump that shows what I mean.

Olaf
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
With no documents opened, go to Edit->Preferences->Guides and Increments.

Select mm or cm there and then all the new documents will inherit that unit.
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Olaf BerliAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
Worked well :-)
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.

Glad I could help!
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