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Display centimeters in Cocoa apps' rulers
Authored by: megus on Aug 13, '03 02:59:34AM

Just wanted to let anybody else who didn't get this hint to work to know that I found an alternate way of achieving the same thing. This is how I solved it:
1. Open System Preferences and choose International.
2. Open up the Numbers tab and set Measurement System to Standard.
3. Quit System Preferences.
4. Relaunch and revert to Metric in International->Measurement System.
5. Quit System Preferences

The ruler units in TextEdit should now be Centimeters.

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Display centimeters in Cocoa apps' rulers
Authored by: cmg32.46 on Nov 23, '07 12:26:20PM

Could anyone help me figure out why TextEdit insists on using the rule in inches even when my regional settings are set to the UK and measurements are in metric? The ruler in Word:Mac is in centimeters - so I'm inclined to think there's some disconnect between system prefs and TextEdit, but I'm also inclined to believe that there is a simple reason that I'm overlooking. Thoughts?

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