How do I change the map unit language and measurements?

Typically the map units displayed in the status bar and used in the legend are in miles or kilometers. You can change the default units as follows:

  1. Choose Edit>Preferences to display the User Preferences dialog box.
  2. Click the System tab.
  3. Choose a unit of measure from the Map Units drop-down list, and optionally, choose the language to use in the legend for the units from the Language drop-down list.

You can also manually customize your text, see Customizing a Legend for more information.

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