2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2013 7:42 AM by Willi Adelberger

    How do I set page size in mm?


      In document set up page, the size of page is described as 49p7.276 wide and 70p1.89 high for A4 page at the moment. I would like to customise the page size, how do I set page size in mm or cm?

        • 1. Re: How do I set page size in mm?
          Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          InDesign is a program designed for people used to typesetting terms like p for pica and such things.


          It's not inherently clear in the dialog box on how to change this.


          Firstly, if you want to use MM all the time then with no documents open, go to Edit>Preferences and choose Units and Increments and Set to MM.


          And if you want to - InDesign lets you type ANY measurement into fields with dimensions, like you can type 210mm, or 21cm, or 8.26772inches, or 46.54 ciceros


          You can even combine measurements using things like "210mm+1cm" or "210mm+2inches"

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          • 2. Re: How do I set page size in mm?
            Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

            You can set any meassurment with the number in a length field, so instert the value in mm. Sometimes it happens that you insert a whole value, let's say 100mm and you end up in 99,99 or 100,01mm. Or you set up an left inset of 20mm and a first line intent -20mm and the programme will tell you that you cannot use values as these. Both comes from internal roundings which are caused because the program uses dtp points to calculate everything.


            To change the meassurments to metric go to the preferences panel and change it to one of the metric (cm or mm). If you do it when no document is open it will change it for all documents you create new on this computer, not for existing documents, if you do it when a document is open, it will change it for this document bur not for others.