Edit Unit Preferences in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    Open Adobe Illustrator by clicking its icon on the desktop or by clicking the start menu.
    Find the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen and click it once to load recent programs. Illustrator might be on the list. Illustrator is indicated by a brown-and-orange icon with the letters "Ai".
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    If Adobe Illustrator CS6 is not in your recently used programs, you can type "Adobe Illustrator" into the search bar at the bottom of the start menu.
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    Click "Adobe Illustrator CS6" to load it and go directly to the user interface.
    User interfaces may look slightly different. The user interface in the video was modified with a lighter background color. Please view our other Adobe Illustrator tutorials for instructions on how to edit the user interface.
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    Next, click "Edit" in the top-left corner of the window.
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    At the bottom of the drop-down menu, move the cursor to "Preferences".
    This is the last option in the drop-down menu.
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    Then, click "Units..." in the expanded menu in order to load preference settings.
    The default settings are in points.
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    You can select different units by clicking the "General" drop-down menu.
    The selection depends on the nature of your work and what setting you find the easiest to operate.
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    Click the "Stroke" and "Type" drop-down menus.
    They have the same options. "Stroke" indicates the thickness of a line. "Type" refers to the font size. It is recommended leaving "Stroke" and "Type" settings on "Points", as points are more accurate than other units.
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    Once you're satisfied with the settings, simply click "OK" in the bottom-right corner of this window.
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