How to change ruler from inches to cm in Word 2010 and 2007

We have several needs when we work with MS Word 2010 or 2007, but sometimes it happens that we are not able to fulfill those needs due to lack of information of the subject. In my earlier post I have address one such need of a user who has doubts on How to turn on spell check in Word?

Today I am going to address another need in which I will help you to change ruler measurements from inches to cm in MS Word 2010 or 2007.

By default MS Word measurement ruler is set to show inches instead of cm. However, Microsoft provides lots of customization option as per your needs. So by making some simple settings will help you change measurement ruler from inches to centimeter in Word.


If you just want to know what is 1 inch in centimeters, then in simple words it is 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters. But what when you are looking to convert the measurement ruler from inches to cm in Word? This article covers all such details so that you can easily change your ruler measurement from inches to cm in Word.

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Change ruler measurement from inches to cm in Word 2010

Now I will show you how to change ruler measurement in Word 2010 from inches to cm. First you have to launch Word 2010 and then follow all the steps given below carefully:-

1. Once Word 2010 is launched, click on File menu at the top left corner of the screen as shown in the image on the left.

2. Now you  have to click on Options in the second step as shown in the image on the left.

3. After clicking on Options you will get a new Window click on Advanced option as shown in the image on the right.

4. After clicking on the Advanced option scroll down below to locate Display section. Once you have located the Display section, change values of Show measurements in units of: from Inches to Centimeters.

Refer image given below for more details.

5. Finally Click on OK button at the bottom of the Window and you are done with changes. This will change the settings of measurement ruler from inches to cm in Word 2010.

Change measurement ruler from inches to cm in Word 2007

First you have to launch Microsoft Word 2007. After launching MS Word just follow the steps as mentioned below to change ruler settings from inches to cm in Word 2017.

1. Click the big Office button as shown in the image below.


2. In the second step click Word Options as shown in the image above. You will get this window after clicking on Word Options as shown in the image  below.

3. Click on Advanced as shown in the image below.


4. Locate Display section and in Show measurement in units of: field change values from Inches to Centimeters as shown in the image above.

5. Finally click OK button at the bottom of the screen as shown in the image above and you are done with the ruler measurement changes from inches to centimeters in Microsoft Word 2007.

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