Border error message regarding pt size

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by Laura Kay, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Laura Kay

    Laura Kay Guest

    I'm trying to format borders in a table and the error messge "The measurement
    must be between 1 pt and 31 pt" appears.

    I've changed the pt size to 1 pt but it doesn't help. It's only in this one
    document. If I cut and paste to a new document the borders function works
    fine. Unfortunately, it's a huge document and I can't copy the whole thing
    to a new document. Anyone have experience or a solution with this?
     
    Laura Kay, Jun 5, 2007
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  2. The error message is referring not to the border weight but the "Distance
    from text."

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    "Laura Kay" <Laura > wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm trying to format borders in a table and the error messge "The

    measurement
    > must be between 1 pt and 31 pt" appears.
    >
    > I've changed the pt size to 1 pt but it doesn't help. It's only in this

    one
    > document. If I cut and paste to a new document the borders function works
    > fine. Unfortunately, it's a huge document and I can't copy the whole

    thing
    > to a new document. Anyone have experience or a solution with this?
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Jun 5, 2007
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  3. Laura Kay

    Jay Freedman Guest

    It isn't complaining about the width of the border. Somehow you've gotten a
    bad setting for a page border.

    In the Format > Borders and Shading dialog, go to the Page Border tab and
    click the Options button at the lower right. Each of the four boxes in the
    Margins group must be set to a number between 1 and 31 pt. (If this is set
    wrong, it doesn't matter that the Page Border itself is set to None.)

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    Jay Freedman
    Microsoft Word MVP
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    Laura Kay wrote:
    > I'm trying to format borders in a table and the error messge "The
    > measurement must be between 1 pt and 31 pt" appears.
    >
    > I've changed the pt size to 1 pt but it doesn't help. It's only in
    > this one document. If I cut and paste to a new document the borders
    > function works fine. Unfortunately, it's a huge document and I can't
    > copy the whole thing to a new document. Anyone have experience or a
    > solution with this?
     
    Jay Freedman, Jun 5, 2007
    #3
  4. Laura Kay

    Laura Kay Guest

    Thank you Jay. Your answer was specific and much appreciated!
    --
    -Laura


    "Jay Freedman" wrote:

    > It isn't complaining about the width of the border. Somehow you've gotten a
    > bad setting for a page border.
    >
    > In the Format > Borders and Shading dialog, go to the Page Border tab and
    > click the Options button at the lower right. Each of the four boxes in the
    > Margins group must be set to a number between 1 and 31 pt. (If this is set
    > wrong, it doesn't matter that the Page Border itself is set to None.)
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Jay Freedman
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
    > all may benefit.
    >
    > Laura Kay wrote:
    > > I'm trying to format borders in a table and the error messge "The
    > > measurement must be between 1 pt and 31 pt" appears.
    > >
    > > I've changed the pt size to 1 pt but it doesn't help. It's only in
    > > this one document. If I cut and paste to a new document the borders
    > > function works fine. Unfortunately, it's a huge document and I can't
    > > copy the whole thing to a new document. Anyone have experience or a
    > > solution with this?

    >
    >
    >
     
    Laura Kay, Jun 11, 2007
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  5. Page border help

    Hi Jay, I am having the same error, however the error occurs when you try to get into the 'page borders' tab, and Word won't let me enter the tab to change the settings. Any idea on how to get around this? Thanks, Dave
     
    David Henschel, May 9, 2008
    #5
  6. Laura Kay

    Chris dP Guest

    RE: Page border help

    Hi Dave, I have the same problem. Did you get a response? Thanks Chris

    "David Henschel" wrote:

    > Hi Jay, I am having the same error, however the error occurs when you try to get into the 'page borders' tab, and Word won't let me enter the tab to change the settings. Any idea on how to get around this? Thanks, Dave
    >
    >
    >
     
    Chris dP, Jul 1, 2008
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  7. Laura Kay

    Larry Dees Guest

    I am having the same error, however the error occurs when you try to get into
    the 'page borders' tab, and Word won't let me enter the tab to change the
    settings. Any idea on how to get around this?

    "Jay Freedman" wrote:

    > It isn't complaining about the width of the border. Somehow you've gotten a
    > bad setting for a page border.
    >
    > In the Format > Borders and Shading dialog, go to the Page Border tab and
    > click the Options button at the lower right. Each of the four boxes in the
    > Margins group must be set to a number between 1 and 31 pt. (If this is set
    > wrong, it doesn't matter that the Page Border itself is set to None.)
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    > Jay Freedman
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
    > all may benefit.
    >
    > Laura Kay wrote:
    > > I'm trying to format borders in a table and the error messge "The
    > > measurement must be between 1 pt and 31 pt" appears.
    > >
    > > I've changed the pt size to 1 pt but it doesn't help. It's only in
    > > this one document. If I cut and paste to a new document the borders
    > > function works fine. Unfortunately, it's a huge document and I can't
    > > copy the whole thing to a new document. Anyone have experience or a
    > > solution with this?

    >
    >
    >
     
    Larry Dees, Aug 4, 2009
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  8. Larry Dees was telling us:
    Larry Dees nous racontait que :

    > I am having the same error, however the error occurs when you try to
    > get into the 'page borders' tab, and Word won't let me enter the tab
    > to change the settings. Any idea on how to get around this?


    Try running this macro, you can change the distances (in points):

    Sub SetPageBorderDistance()

    With Selection.Sections(1)
    With .Borders
    .DistanceFromTop = 15
    .DistanceFromLeft = 15
    .DistanceFromBottom = 15
    .DistanceFromRight = 15
    End With
    End With

    End Sub

    If you need help with using a macro:
    http://word.mvps.org/faqs/macrosvba/CreateAMacro.htm


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    Jean-Guy Marcil, Aug 4, 2009
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  9. Laura Kay

    Rutabaga Guest

    RE: Page border help

    Howdy,

    My problem may be the same as others' in here. I had a light gray border
    going down the entire length of my Word doc, but when I tried to get to the
    Page Border tab in Borders and Shading, I was always confronted with the
    message "the measurement must be between 1 pt and 31 pt". The only choice I
    had was to close the Borders and Shading box without making any changes.

    I was able to access the Page Border tab by choosing Format > Reveal
    Formatting, expanding the Section formatting, then clicking Borders.
    HOWEVER...

    When I selected None in the Borders and Shading window, I still got the
    "measurement must be between 1 and 31" message. To resolve this, I went to
    the Art pulldown list and selected the apples to apply to the whole document,
    then pressed OK. This gave me a border of apples around the whole doc, but I
    was then able to re-open the Borders and Shading window and choose None
    without any error messages.

    "Chris dP" wrote:

    > Hi Dave, I have the same problem. Did you get a response? Thanks Chris
    >
    > "David Henschel" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Jay, I am having the same error, however the error occurs when you try to get into the 'page borders' tab, and Word won't let me enter the tab to change the settings. Any idea on how to get around this? Thanks, Dave
    > >
    > >
    > >
     
    Rutabaga, Oct 22, 2009
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  10. Laura Kay

    Guest

    On Tuesday, June 5, 2007 12:38:10 PM UTC-7, Laura Kay wrote:
    > I'm trying to format borders in a table and the error messge "The measurement
    > must be between 1 pt and 31 pt" appears.
    >
    > I've changed the pt size to 1 pt but it doesn't help. It's only in this one
    > document. If I cut and paste to a new document the borders function works
    > fine. Unfortunately, it's a huge document and I can't copy the whole thing
    > to a new document. Anyone have experience or a solution with this?


    Make sure you accept all changes to the document first. From your document click on Tools>Macro>Macro's and "Create" a new macro
    Copy and paste the following into the new macro and run the macro:
    Sub SetPageBorderDistance()

    Selection.WholeStory
    With Selection.Borders

    .DistanceFromTop = 0.5
    .DistanceFromLeft = 0.5
    .DistanceFromBottom = 0
    .DistanceFromRight = 0
    End With
    With Selection.Sections(1)
    .Borders(wdBorderLeft).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    .Borders(wdBorderRight).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    .Borders(wdBorderTop).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    .Borders(wdBorderBottom).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    With .Borders
    .DistanceFrom = wdBorderDistanceFromPageEdge
    .AlwaysInFront = True
    .SurroundHeader = True
    .SurroundFooter = True
    .JoinBorders = False
    .DistanceFromTop = 24
    .DistanceFromLeft = 24
    .DistanceFromBottom = 24
    .DistanceFromRight = 24
    .Shadow = False
    .EnableFirstPageInSection = True
    .EnableOtherPagesInSection = True
    .ApplyPageBordersToAllSections
    End With
    End With
    With Options
    .DefaultBorderLineStyle = wdLineStyleSingle
    .DefaultBorderLineWidth = wdLineWidth050pt
    .DefaultBorderColor = wdColorAutomatic
    End With
    End Sub
     
    , Apr 14, 2014
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  11. Laura Kay

    Guest

    First accept all changes in the document. Then go to Tools > Macro > Macros... and click "Create" button.
    Copy and paste the following into the macro area:
    Sub SetPageBorderDistance()

    Selection.WholeStory
    With Selection.Borders

    .DistanceFromTop = 0.5
    .DistanceFromLeft = 0.5
    .DistanceFromBottom = 0
    .DistanceFromRight = 0
    End With
    With Selection.Sections(1)
    .Borders(wdBorderLeft).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    .Borders(wdBorderRight).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    .Borders(wdBorderTop).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    .Borders(wdBorderBottom).LineStyle = wdLineStyleNone
    With .Borders
    .DistanceFrom = wdBorderDistanceFromPageEdge
    .AlwaysInFront = True
    .SurroundHeader = True
    .SurroundFooter = True
    .JoinBorders = False
    .DistanceFromTop = 24
    .DistanceFromLeft = 24
    .DistanceFromBottom = 24
    .DistanceFromRight = 24
    .Shadow = False
    .EnableFirstPageInSection = True
    .EnableOtherPagesInSection = True
    .ApplyPageBordersToAllSections
    End With
    End With
    With Options
    .DefaultBorderLineStyle = wdLineStyleSingle
    .DefaultBorderLineWidth = wdLineWidth050pt
    .DefaultBorderColor = wdColorAutomatic
    End With
    End Sub


    Run the Macro
     
    , Apr 14, 2014
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