Please understand that I am NOT a "power user..." so, I hope you can help. I work in a document dB in Lotus Notes and prior to the new iteration (8.5.1) installed this week, the scale on the ruler I used for setting margins in the dB was in inches. Now it shows up as a metric scale and I'd like very much to convert it back to inches. I've tried everything I can think of and for the life of me, cannot figure out how to do this. Can you help? (Fyi, I work for the USA division of a European company...could they have made it so metric is the only choice?)


It is possible, that your admins blocked that setting via Policy, but it is unlikely. Go to File -> Preferences -> Regional Settings.

There you will find a section called Measurment settings for *Language* and there you can choose between centimeters and inches.

  • Oh - aren't you just splendid!!!! It worked, and I thank you so very much! (Now I DO feel like a power user!" :) Thanks again – Susan Jul 10 '14 at 13:40

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