I've use Publisher for years, most recently from Office 2007. I recently upgraded to Office 2010 under Windows 10 and have discovered something disconcerting.
When I pull a guide line from the top ruler and place it at my origin, or 'zero' point, the tick mark on the vertical ruler agrees with the 'abolute' position readout at the bottom of the screen. You can tell that the blue guideline is right on the tic mark, as the mark turns from blue to gray:
Next I pull another horizontal guideline down from the top ruler and set it right on the quarter-inch tick mark. But the digital readout down below says I'm actually at 0.24", not 0.25":
To get the readout to say I'm at a quarter of an inch, I have to move my guideline up about one third of a thirty-second, like this:
Perhaps this is no big deal in desktop publishing; ten thousandths is not a visual eyesore, but in doing silkscreen art for panels it does make a difference. This never happened in earlier versions of the program, and I'll be surprised if it hasn't already been addressed in the years that Office 2010 has been out.
The question is, which measurement is right: the ruler or the readout? Help!