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Measure Units

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You can select a single unit of measurement to specify various distance values of a workbook (such as column width, row height and page margins). To do this, set the Workbook.Unit property.

Unit of Measurement

Description

How to Use

Document

Document (1 document unit is equal to 1/300 of an inch). This is a default measure unit of a workbook.

Set the Unit property to DocumentUnit.Document.

Centimeter

Centimeter (1 inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters)

Set the Unit property to DocumentUnit.Centimeter.

Millimeter

Millimeter (10 millimeters are equal to 1 centimeter)

Set the Unit property to DocumentUnit.Millimeter.

Inch

Inch

Set the Unit property to DocumentUnit.Inch.

Point

Point (1 inch is equal to 72 points)

Set the Unit property to DocumentUnit.Point.

Pixel

Pixel (1 inch is equal to 96 pixels). You can use this unit to set column width.

Use the following properties to set column width in pixels.

Worksheet.DefaultColumnWidthInPixels

Column.WidthInPixels

Character

Character (the width of the zero character in the font specified by the built-in Normal style). You can use this unit to set column width.

Use the following properties to set column width in characters.

Worksheet.DefaultColumnWidthInCharacters

Range.ColumnWidthInCharacters

Column.WidthInCharacters

A workbook's units of measurement specified by the Unit property are used in the following cases.

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