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Changing Pitch How do I change the pitch on a Smith Corona WP1100? Thanks for any help.

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My manual says:
PICA (10) : 10 characters per inch CODE + 6
ELITE (12) : 12 characters per inch CODE + 7
MICRO (15) : 15 characters per inch CODE + 8

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Here ya go...

Margins and Tabs
Margins and tabs for both Type Mode and Mem Mode are set in Type
Mode, but can be changed in Mem Mode when text is recalled for
editing. Margins and tabs are set using the typing scale which appears
on the display in Type Mode. A blinking cursor indicates the typing
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10 Pitch 12 Pitch 15 Pitch
(Pica) (Elite) (Micro)
Left Margin 12 14 18
Right Margin 72 86 108
New margin settings remain until changed again.
1. Move the Mode Selector to Type. A typing scale appears on
the display.
2. Move the cursor using the Spacebar or Back Space to the desired left
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3. Press Margin.
4. Move the cursor using the Spacebar to the desired right margin
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