Questions tagged [units]

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Point vs Pixel: What is the difference?

What is the difference between points and pixels?
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Pixels in Vectors - SVG

I am working on the svg-edit application and I am receiving customer orders through the web. I am converting those pixels to mm based on the formula 3.77 pixels = 1 mm. Is there anyway that ...
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Why do we still use points as a measurement of type size?

I'm in the UK, which uses metric units for pretty much everything now except road distances and beer (obviously best kept apart). Page sizes have been metric here and in most of the rest of the world ...
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Change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement in Illustrator?

In Adobe illustrator CC 2015 can I change the artboard dimensions unit of measurement? For example I buy a file online and the dimensions of the artboard are in px and I need it in mm.
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Illustrator CS5 do not automatically change the measuring unit to the files default?

I am creating images for both web and print so I use pixels (px) and millimeters (mm) back and forth. But whenever I open the other type of file (i.e. opened web(px) first then print(mm), or print(mm) ...