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    OK I know this was not available in 1997/2000/2003 versions, but in 2007, is there a vertical alignment facility for text boxes in reports?

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    Please ignore, this is for Word, not for Access

    Click in the text box.
    Activate the Format tab on the ribbon.
    The Text section contains a button "Text Direction".
    Clicking this button cycles between the three possible text orientations.

    (In Word 2003, it's Format | Text Direction...)

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    My mistake; I should have made that clearer. I didn't mean the direction text goes, but where (vertically) the text will be in a text box that is larger than is necessary.

    Sort of like in tables in Word, the text can be aligned, left, right, mid, up, down, centre.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    Please ignore, this is for Word, not for Access

    My mistake, actually - I didn't read your question carefully enough.

    - Right-click the border of the text box.
    - Select "Format Text Box" from the popup menu.
    - Activate the Text Box tab.
    - Select the option that you want under Vertical alignment.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='777279' date='28-May-2009 22:48']My mistake, actually - I didn't read your question carefully enough.

    - Right-click the border of the text box.
    - Select "Format Text Box" from the popup menu.
    - Activate the Text Box tab.
    - Select the option that you want under Vertical alignment.[/quote]
    I think this answer applies to a Word text box, not an Access text box.

    In Access reports text boxes have a Vertical property which can be yes/no. Once this is set to Yes, then the left/centre/right alignment options on the Design tab act as top/middle/bottom.
    Regards
    John



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    OK, I've managed part way (Using the Vertical property), but that leaves the the text direction in the vertical!

    So I tried the 2 things you suggested Hans, but I couldn't find either (can in Word of course, but not Access).

    Still not given up though, except for the the help function.

    BTW, is there a help for help??????

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    I apologize, I was trying to answer questions in the Lounge while doing a lot of other things, so I messed up and replied as if the question was about Word instead of Access.

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