Earlier while creating a instructional document I was inserting some images after I had edited them in Adobe Photoshop. Typically when I edit an image in Photoshop I generate the size of the image using pixels for height and width. I find this the easiest format to not only be universal but also to be the most accurate instead of using something like images. While lining the images up in this Word document I noticed Word uses Inches by default for image width and height. The below information describes how to modify the default measurement in Word for Mac from inches to pixels.
Example Word For Mac Image Displaying Image Dimensions In Inches:
Notice the top right corner where the image dimensions are displayed in Inches. Modifying the below setting will change this measurement unit from Inches to pixels.
Modify Default Word For Mac Measurement Units From Inches To Pixels:
- Open Word Preferences Window: With a Word document opened click on Word in the top navigation menu and select Preferences from the drop down menu displayed in the below example image.
Once you click Preferences the below Word for Mac Preferences window will display.
- Open General Preferences & Modify Measurement Units: Now click the General button which will display the General Preferences as shown in the below example image.
As you can see above the Measurement Units is set to Inches by default in Word for Mac. Click that drop down menu next to Measurement Units to display all of the options as shown in the below example. Instead of Pixels it appears that Microsoft calls them Points so click that option as shown below.
Now click the OK button to save the new setting.
That is it. You will now see the image dimensions in pixels or as Microsoft calls it points as shown in the below example image.