Microsoft KB Archive/49810
Word: Returns Real Numbers as Integers in a Macro
PSS ID Number: Q49810 Article last modified on 11-02-1994
In Word version 5.00, if a real number is set in a macro using the SET command with all zeros appearing in the decimal locations, or a calculation is done in a macro producing a real number with zeros appearing in all the decimal locations, the number is returned as an integer.
The following is an example of such a macro:
<<set a=3.00>> <<a>>
This macro returns the number 3 instead of 3.00. It works properly if the number contains significant digits to the right of the decimal (for example, 3.100 returns 3.100 within a macro). This feature works properly in Word version 4.00.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word version 5.00. This problem was corrected in Word version 5.50.
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