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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you try to change paragraph spacing programmatically by using a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, the SpaceBefore setting is not changed.
How to obtain the hotfixThis issue is fixed in the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package that is dated December 19, 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912005/ )Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 19, 2005
How to enable the hotfixWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.