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Points units have changed to pixels
shobha
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June 13, 2010 - 4:02 am

Hi folks
Me again! me and my problems!
I have word 2003, XP pro.
In the formatting panel when I modify the styles, the units in paragraph, numbering and frames have changed from points to pixel. I am used to points and don

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June 13, 2010 - 10:14 am

I'm lost on this one and Carol is on vacation. When she returns later in the week I'm sure she will have an answer, if you can wait a few days!

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June 13, 2010 - 9:41 pm

Hi shobha,

Welcome back to DCT. Nice to see you here.

As I have understood based on my knowledge on word.. you want the measurement unit back to pints and not pixel. If so is the case please follow the steps below:

[b:1n4qm06w]1.[/b:1n4qm06w] open any existing or new word document
[b:1n4qm06w]2.[/b:1n4qm06w] Navigate to [b:1n4qm06w]Tools[/b:1n4qm06w] --> [b:1n4qm06w]Options[/b:1n4qm06w]
[b:1n4qm06w]3. [/b:1n4qm06w]Now you would get a window like the one shown below:

[url=http://img130.imageshack.us/i/97108544.jpg/:1n4qm06w][img:1n4qm06w]http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1108/97108544.jpg[/img:1n4qm06w][/url:1n4qm06w]

[b:1n4qm06w]4. [/b:1n4qm06w]Now in this window, go to [b:1n4qm06w]General Tab[/b:1n4qm06w], as shown below:

[url=http://img375.imageshack.us/i/78029690.jpg/:1n4qm06w][img:1n4qm06w]http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/1773/78029690.jpg[/img:1n4qm06w][/url:1n4qm06w]

[b:1n4qm06w]5.[/b:1n4qm06w] Now in this tab you could see a field called [b:1n4qm06w]Measurement Units[/b:1n4qm06w]. Click on the drop-box beside it and set the unit you want to use. Also un-check the option "Show pixel for Html features", if found checked/ticked.

[url=http://img638.imageshack.us/i/89576851.jpg/:1n4qm06w][img:1n4qm06w]http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4530/89576851.jpg[/img:1n4qm06w][/url:1n4qm06w]

[b:1n4qm06w]6. [/b:1n4qm06w]Once all above changes are done, click on [b:1n4qm06w]ok[/b:1n4qm06w] and close the word document.

[b:1n4qm06w]7.[/b:1n4qm06w] Open another/same word document and check if the changes are reflecting & units have now changed to your need/selection.

Hope it was of help.

Regards, Grr

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June 14, 2010 - 9:52 am

Click on Tools | Options | General Tab.

Under Measurement Units change the selection to the setting you prefer.

Click on OK.

I hope this has been helpful to you.

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June 15, 2010 - 7:59 am

Hi Dave and Carol
Thanks for detailed instructions. Tried that, and the measurement units ARE showing Points in Option. but in the formatting bar it is still pixels.
Have reinstalled word too. Should i completely uninstall and reinstall again? I do not like to do so but need I ?
shobha

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June 15, 2010 - 2:28 pm

Hi shobha, sometimes settings in Windows can get...confused (and stuck).

Follow the instructions above and change the option to something other than points. Click OK, then go back in and change it back to points. Click OK to save and see if that solves your problems.

Thanks!

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June 17, 2010 - 4:53 am

Tried that. No change!
meanwhile can anyone tell me how many pixels = 1 point?
thanx
shobha

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June 18, 2010 - 8:50 pm

[quote="shobha":zem2ux3p]Tried that. No change!
meanwhile can anyone tell me how many pixels = 1 point?
thanx
shobha[/quote:zem2ux3p]

Not sure abt this.

But did u try all the steps above I shown?

If it changes the measurement in settings, but not in doc; could u try changing to something else & check if it reflects the change?

Also did u check/uncheck the pixel box in the settings?

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June 19, 2010 - 1:31 am

Yes I did. Changed them all one by one inches, centimeters, MM, points - all , shut down, and restarted word, and still there is no change in the format bar.
If i can work out the ratio of pixel to points, i could live with it. I really do not want to uninstall and reinstall office.
thanks .
shobha

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June 20, 2010 - 3:28 am

[quote="shobha":2x4f0n6b]Yes I did. Changed them all one by one inches, centimeters, MM, points - all , shut down, and restarted word, and still there is no change in the format bar.
If i can work out the ratio of pixel to points, i could live with it. I really do not want to uninstall and reinstall office.
thanks .
shobha[/quote:2x4f0n6b]

May be Mr. Gates could help now

I'm passing this to Carol. Carol please help..

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June 23, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Yay! Folks
Problem solved.
While I was tinkering with the Tools> options> General > measurement units, saw that the box UNDER that was checked " Show Pixels for HTML features". Unchecked it and THAT WAS IT !
I still dont know how why or when i checked it, but thank god it is back to normal.
Thanks for all the detailed help that made me look around more!
shobha

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June 23, 2010 - 8:01 pm

[quote="shobha":2y7g2ozg]Yay! Folks
Problem solved.
While I was tinkering with the Tools> options> General > measurement units, saw that the box UNDER that was checked " Show Pixels for HTML features". Unchecked it and THAT WAS IT !
I still dont know how why or when i checked it, but thank god it is back to normal.
Thanks for all the detailed help that made me look around more!
shobha[/quote:2y7g2ozg]

Welcome shobha.

Nice to know ur problem is solved. Waiting for a new one now

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June 24, 2010 - 8:50 am

Well that's a relief.

Glad we could stand by and watch you fix the problem. Hee hee.

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June 25, 2010 - 9:18 am

I believe I posted that resolution on June 14th Ziggie!

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June 26, 2010 - 2:32 am

Dear Carol
OOps. So you did. I just looked back and realized NOW what you meant.
Sorry! it must be so frustrating dealing with dunderheads!
Please dont abandon me. I take a while but do get there in the end.
Shobha

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