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word 2007/2010 - adjusting the size of a graphic element

errorI want my graphic element to be 10" in length and every time I set the length for 10 and press enter, it changes to 9.99.  This is horrible.  Why is this happening?  How do I make it stop?
My graphic element is a screen capture which I copied from snagit.  Nothing fancy... I think!
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Can you see the difference in the graphic length?

I suspect that it is a floating point conversion 'error'. 9.9 recurring is mathematically the same as 10.

You could try setting the measurement unit to something else:
Points should display as 720, as centimetres a 25.40

I 'm not using 2007 at the moment, and 2003 doesn't seem to have the same problem, but I'll look at it when I get back to 2007.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Hi Graham:
My eyes are not that great anymore so I don't know if I can see it but I definitely remember being able to set my graphic size to 10" and now, all of a sudden I can't!
Here is the graphic:  The graphic is actually the entire top portion of the word screen, not just the star element.
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
I did try it in Word 2007. I changed the measurement to inches and it displays as 10".

However, I suspect that it is a presentation problem only, and doesn't affect the document.
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