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Microsoft KB Archive/173177

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PRJ98: Margin Incorrect After Running Macro, Opening Page Setup

Article ID: 173177

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Project 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 4.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Project 4.1a

This article was previously published under Q173177


In Microsoft Project, if you open the Page Setup dialog box (File menu) after you run a macro that attempts to set a metric measurement for a margin setting, the margin value is set incorrectly. For example, when you run the following macro, Microsoft Project sets the top margin to 1.38 inches, which is equivalent to 3.5 centimeters:

   Sub Macro1()
      FilePageSetupMargins Top:=3.5
   End Sub

If you open the Page Setup dialog box after running this macro, the 1.38 inches changes to 1.38 centimeters.

This problem does not occur if you do not open the Page Setup dialog box.


This problem occurs if you set the Measurement System used by Windows to Metric instead of US.

NOTE: To set the Measurement System, point to Settings on the Windows Start menu, and then click Control Panel. Double-click the Regional Settings icon, and then click the Number tab.


To work around this problem, click Page Setup on the File menu, click the Margins tab, and enter the values you want for the margins.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Project listed above.

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