I received an illustrator file that I'm trying to break up into it's bits. However everything is measured in pt rather than px. Is there a global setting i can change?

  • It is perverse to use pixel units in a vector graphics program.
    – paradroid
    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:03
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    @jason404: how would you suggest to convert a design from AI to web?
    – Moak
    Sep 19, 2010 at 14:53

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Edit > Preferences > Units

Change to pixels.

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    For Mac users: Illustrator > Preferences > Units
    – Oriol
    Feb 10, 2015 at 2:16

Alternative option: show grid, right clic > pixels

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