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Windows 7: Word 2007- how to set spacing to 3 decimals (0.001)?

22 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Word 2007- how to set spacing to 3 decimals (0.001)?

I purchased some small labels (1" x 0.375", 7 across and 22 rows on a 8 1/2 x 11" page) for inventory tags. I thought I could set up a custom label size for printing, and got stumped by Word's inability to handle measurements to 3 decimals, it rounds them down or up.

The page specs are-

Label height- 0.375"
Top margin- 0.346"
Left margin- 0.45"
Horizontal pitch- 1.1"
Vertical pitch- 0.473"

Put all of these measurements in to custom define my labels, and Word made them:

Label height- 0.38"
Top margin- 0.35"
Vertical pitch- 0.47"

(left margin and horizontal pitch obviously not a problem)

Obviously the first 10 or so rows print ok (but you can see the print output moving incrementally down), but by the time we get to the bottom of the page things are printing off the bottom of the labels.

Is there any way to get Word to use my measurements to 3 decimals?


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22 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

These labels are not the usual mailing labels that would normally be used. Have you tried changing the:

Height to 0.37".
Top margin to 0.34"
Pitch to 0.46"

To save wasting label sheets you can just print to a blank sheet of paper & seeing how it lines up with your labels. Also try fiddling with the measurements to see if you can work around the problem.

You could also try using a table set up to give the right measurements, instead of using the label set up.
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22 Feb 2016   #3
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I would check whether there is a match in the standard labels - e.g. Avery.

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23 Feb 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

Table measurements are also only to 2 decimals.

Unfortunately the labels I have do not have an equivalent amount the presets. They are from, item OL5400.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

It seems that the only solution would be to get Avery labels that will suit your requirement & will fit with one of MS label templates.
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