3 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2008 6:32 PM by Walt K
Ben Low Level 1 (45 points)
I want to work with inches. When I go to set the page size in the Inspector \ document \ page setup my choice is only in centimeters. The template I'm required to work with is in inches. The conversions make weird numbers and make it extra difficult for me to manufacture a 'print-ready' PDF.

Is there a way I can set my page size in INCHES??


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  • Walt K Level 4 (2,905 points)
    Easy as pie, Ben.

    Pages > Preferences > Ruler Units > Inches.

  • Ben Low Level 1 (45 points)
    hi Walt,

    That works for the 'ruler units' in Pages ... but doesn't change the 'page size' units in 'page setup'. But I did get an answer from the 'Tiger' forum.

    System Preferences > International ... in there one can set the units from metric to US. It works.

    Now I'm trying to figure out how I can reduce a 'legal size' Page document down to 7.25 x 4.75 inches without scrapping all my graphics and text boxes, or having to readjust everything. Any ideas?

    Thanks for your quick help, much appreciated,

  • Walt K Level 4 (2,905 points)
    Sorry, I was looking at the margin boxes when I tried the change in Pages Preferences. My error.

    As for downsizing from Legal, those dimensions are not proportionate so there is no way to achieve that without adjusting or skewing things. If it’s a few pages it shouldn’t be a lot of work, but if there are many pages (as I suspect) I can see why you wouldn’t want to do that. However, if you’re willing to fill a little excess space on the sides with something, or you can live with larger margins, you can bring it down to 7.25 X 4.4. At the moment I can think of no way to reduce the mixed content except via PDF.