Change windows settings from inches to millimeters

I want to change my settings on my computer from inches to millimeters. Whenever I use a program like powerpoint it gives me the measurements in inches and I want millimeters. Could you please assist me?

PowerPoint 2007 / Windows 7 (you may be different from this in which case what follows may be different for your set up).


Try the following:-


1. Click the Start button then click on Control Panel.


2. Click on:-


Clock, Language, and Region


3. You should now see a section called:-


Region and Language


In the above setting there is a setting called:-


Change the date, time, or number format


Click on the above hyperlink.


The Region and Language window should now launch and it should be in the Formats tab.


Click on the Formats tab if you are not already there.


4. In the lower right hand corner of the Formats tab there is a button called:-


Additional settings . . .


Click on the above button.


The Customize Format window should launch.


5. Towards the bottom of the Customize Format window there is a field called:-


Measurement system:


Make sure that the above is set to:-




Click on OK


6. You should now be back in the Region and Language window.


Click OK


You do not state the software (for example Office 2007) or the operating system (for example Windows 7) that you are using. It is always helpful if you provide this information.


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Last updated May 5, 2021 Views 21,978 Applies to: