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I am using a software program that specifies a vertical position of 20.15 or 64.3  what is that a measurement of in VB? If I use a ruler it appears to me to be about 3.25 inches.
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It is probably either in pixels or twips.

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Well, there are about 25.4 mm per inch (2.54cm/in), so 3.25*25.4=82.55

There are 72 points per inch, so 3.25*72=234

There are 1440 twips per inch=4680

There are usually either 15 or 20 pixels per inch (depending on screen settings)= 48.75 or 75
Pixels can be changed based on Windows settings: Small fonts, large fonts or custom size.

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Silly question, but are you using a real-world ruler or a computer ruler?  Are you measuring on a printed version or a computer version?

Do you have access to the app's source code?  If not, check the documentation or contact the manufacturer.
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I don't believe it to be twips because there are 1440 twips per inch.  Could someone provide the actual conversion formula of how they get 20.15
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I see you posted a few seconds after I did.  Did you see my comments?
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It could be in lines of text which are 1/6 of an inch
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Thanks experts for your comments. 20.15 does equate back to my approx. 3.25 inches and it is about 20 lines down on the page just hadn't put it together...Thanks again!!
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