Change measurement settings from inches to centimeters and vice versa

Office 2016
The common problem for international teams is different measurement units in different countries. E.g., U.S. is using imperial units like inches and France is using metric units like centimeters. PowerPoint doesn’t allow to embed the measurement settings into the presentation, but you can always change your local Windows settings in order to see the problem from other side.

To change system settings, do the following:

   1.   Open Control Panel.

See How to open Control Panel in Windows 10.

   2.   In the Control Panel dialog box, choose Change date, time, or number formats:

Control Panel Windows 10

   3.   In the Region dialog box, choose Additional settings...:

Additional settings Windows 10

   4.   In the Customize Format dialog box, change Measurement system:

Customize format in Windows 10

   5.   Click OK or Apply and then OK.

See also this tip in French: Changer l'unités de mesure de pouces en centimètres et vice versa.

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