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change units from inches to pixels

Please give the option to change the units (globally) from inches to pixels - way more useful to think that way with a digital-only presentation.

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      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There used to be a way by choosing FILE - OPTIONS - ADVANCED to locate it. But with the newest update of 365, it no longer appears there. Anyone know of the newest way?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Note that in many dialogs where you're entering dimensions, you can include the units you prefer to work in: 1 gives you 1 inch, but you can also enter 96px to get pixels or 2.54cm or ... you get the idea.

      • LisaJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Inches were great in the 1990's when we had to print our presentations and PowerPoint pretty much only supported text and a little media.

        Since then the world has evolved. We now email our decks or share them on our screens or post them on our Intranets. Print? Pssht. The package has also evolved. There are several new featured designed for the digital world that we can't take full advantage of without doing some sort of crazy inches > pixels + DPI conversion.

        Intended or not, I've seen PPT used for much more (and more frequently for) tasks other than presentatations, like wireframes, storyboards, newsletters/communication, and to create icons / infographics. All these things relate directly to digital vs. paper.

        Ability to see / set properties by inches AND pixels, Yes please!

      • Alwyn Balingit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I know this is doable, because PPTools has a paid plugin that can do it.

        This pixel unit should be native to PowerPoint.

        We use PowerPoint a LOT to create pixel-perfect screen mockups, but we have to always calculate based on a 96 pixels per inch ratio.

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