Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A point may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to a computer mouse, the point is the location of where the mouse pointer is currently located.

2. A pt, point, or point size, is a unit of vertical measurement used in lettering. There are a total of approximately 72 (72.272) points in one inch or 2.54 cm. In the following example, you can see four examples of point sizes.

12pt 18pt 24pt 36pt

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