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    moving a shadow (word 2007)

    When I try to move a shadow up or down or left or right, I clock on the appropriate arrow in the ribbon, but then the ribbon closes, so I have to open the ribbon again and click on it again. I often want to move it more than one click at a time and sometimes move it in different directions until it looks right. But after each click the ribbon closes and I have to click to open it again, which is a big bother. Is there any way to keep the ribbon open while I click repeatedly?
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    Re: moving a shadow (word 2007)

    What kind of object are you putting a shadow on? The way you apply a shadow can vary according to the object you have chosen. For instance on a Shape you can view the Format Ribbon where there is a Shadow Effects frame which lets you nudge the shadow around without losing focus.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: moving a shadow (word 2007)

    Do you mean the ribbon collapses and you only have tabs along the top?

    If that's what's happening, double-click any of the tabs and the ribbon will stay open. Double-click again and they will collapse -- it's a toggle.

    Just a thought.

    Kim

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    Re: moving a shadow (word 2007)

    Yes, that's what I meant and, as you say, double clicking on the tab keeps it open while I do multiple clicks on the shadow directions. Thanks for your help.

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    Re: moving a shadow (word 2007)

    Thanks for responding. The problem was that the tab would close down as soon as I made one click on moving the shadow on a square shape. But, as Kim suggested, double clicking on the tab keeps it open and I can click on the shadow multiple times. Thanks for your help.

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