Can anyone help. I have recently purchased the Student and Teacher edition of Office 2003 and am very pleased with it.
However their is one minor niggle that is irritating me somewhat. I seem unable to change the unit of measurement in word. At least when I use the Tools -> Options -> General coomands and attempt to set it to centimetres (it is already set to centimetres actually) the Page Setup option under File shows measurements in centimetres, but the horizontal and vertical rulers show something else (I can't say what because the numbers are too close together)
Thanks for response. If I zoom in the numbers get further apart. I usually work at the Page Width setting when they are pretty close together.
On an A4 page set up it looks as if the horizontal bar shows millimetres (about 210 units) and the vertical bar shows some thing that measures up to about 70 units - whatever that is it isn't millimetres.
What size screen have you got? Tell me the operating system. And now .... can you send me a screenshot of what you can see, (If you don`t know how to do this post back.)By the way - are you on broadband or 56K modem connection? Back on line tomorrow morning.
Have you tried in File/Page Setup/Paper Tab changing the paper size from the US default of "Letter" to "A4" and back again a few times. You can also set the default size to A4 for all documents by clicking the "Default" button in the lower left hand corner.
The ruler in Word is controlled by the Settings value in the Registry. You can get back to the default settings by deleting the existing value using Regedit.
Close any open instances of Word 2003 then run Regedit from Start, Run. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Office, 11.0, Word, Data
With the Data key highlighted, right-click on Settings in the right pane and choose Delete. Close Regedit, restart Word and a new default Settings value will be created. As always, you should backup the Registry before working on it as this is a vital Windows file.
click here for a slightly different method to get the same result.