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Measurements in Adobe Indesign CS6

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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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Question by:Olaf Berli
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by:Dan Craciun
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Right click on the rulers, choose mm or cm.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Olaf Berli
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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
-InDesign-new-doc.pdf
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Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
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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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by:Olaf Berli
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Thanks!
Worked well :-)
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by:Dan Craciun
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You're welcome.

Glad I could help!
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