Isn't there a way to permanently set the grids/measurements to inches instead of picas? It's taking twice as long to set up a new file because everything is in picas...having to change the preference every single time...that can't be right.
With no documents open, go to preferences and on the left, under "Units and Increments", you can set them there. Now when you open a new document, they will show your new settings. Also, If you right-click a ruler, you can use the contextual menu to change the ruler settings there. Hope this helps.