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How to change ruler units in Adobe Illustrator

Tim Youngs
Last updated March 31, 2020
How to change ruler units in Adobe Illustrator

Need to change the ruler units in Illustrator?

Rulers are great for so many reasons! Whether you are fine tuning an existing design to pixel-perfect perfection, or creating a layout template for social media posts, rulers will help you get it done faster!

However, if your rulers are in the wrong measurement units, that's a problem!

Here's how to change the ruler units in Illustrator from one type to another.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open your Illustrator project
  2. Make sure the rulers are visible (Command + R on Mac, Control + R on PC)
  3. Right-click on either ruler at the top of left edge of the canvas and choose the correct units from the fly-out menu