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How to set the default to inches (Was "CREATING A NEW BOOK”)

Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2020

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I'm following the step-by-step guides to setting up a new document, but when it comes to setting the presets for my new book project, all the measurements show in pixels. I've gone back to InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments and changed everything to inches, but the Margins & Rulers and Presets still show in pixels.  How can I fix this?

You can change the defaults for all new documents by closing all files and then defining the new default in InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments. For existing documents, just right click each of the two rulers.

 

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How to set the default to inches (Was "CREATING A NEW BOOK”)

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I'm following the step-by-step guides to setting up a new document, but when it comes to setting the presets for my new book project, all the measurements show in pixels. I've gone back to InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments and changed everything to inches, but the Margins & Rulers and Presets still show in pixels.  How can I fix this?

You can change the defaults for all new documents by closing all files and then defining the new default in InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments. For existing documents, just right click each of the two rulers.

 

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You can change the defaults for all new documents by closing all files and then defining the new default in InDesign > Preferences > Units & Increments. For existing documents, just right click each of the two rulers.

 

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Mar 18, 2020

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And best to keep dimensions in inches or mm and type sizes and leading in points.

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Apr 06, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. In addition to the earlier responses, I'd recommend checking out help article https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/using/rulers-measurement-units.html#change_rulers_and_measuremen... for more information about rulers and measurement units. Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 06, 2020

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Hi Ashutosh,

Thanks for responding to my enquiry. Once I began fiddling with InDesign a
bit more, I began to remember most of the processes, though it's been about
a decade since I last worked with the program.

Cheers,
Greg

*Greg Smith*
*Fine Art Pencil Painter* *and Custom Portraits*
http://animalsandpeoplebygregsmith.weebly.com/

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