The SpaceBefore setting is not changed when you try to change paragraph spacing programmatically by using a VBA macro in PowerPoint 2003

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Article ID: 912006 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

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.

RESOLUTION

How to obtain the hotfix

This 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:
912005 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: December 19, 2005

How to enable the hotfix

Warning 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.
  1. Quit PowerPoint 2003.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Powerpoint\Options
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type NoDefaultParaSpaceBeforeProperty, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click NoDefaultParaSpaceBeforeProperty, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 912006 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Keywords: 
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