Point

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope

A point may refer to any of the following:

1. 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

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

3. In typography, a point is the smallest unit of measurement. For example, a pica can be divided into 12 points.

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