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    Putting text into triangle (2000 or xp)

    Anyone got any suggestions for getting text inside a triangle shape so that it is filled from top to bottom. I have tried drawing a triangle then adding text to its text box and changing options so that the text is wrapped inside shape and anchor point is top centred but the text starts in the middle of the triangle (not the top) leaving half of it empty.

    Best method so far is to manually put "enters" after words so that the text follows shape (using a seperate text box), but this is tricky and fails if the triangle needs re-sizing (even if shapes are grouped).

    See attached for examples

    Can use either Word, excel, powerpoint or Visio (although final result will be in powerpoint so needs to copy and paste properly). Feel free to use VBA.

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    Simon (Posted here and in Powerpoint forum just in case you missed it - sorry if you get it twice)
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    Re: Putting text into triangle (2000 or xp)

    Well, in Excel you could put the text inside cells and then draw a triangle around them. You could then use a screen capture to save a section of the sheet as a picture file. I guess you could then put the picture into a Powerpoint presentation. See attached Excel 2K spreadsheet. There may be a more "high-tech" solution however.
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    Re: Putting text into triangle (2000 or xp)

    Or this solution using Word.
    (I'm afraid I'm a bit pushed for time to explain, but you should be able to work out what I've done <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> )
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    Re: Putting text into triangle (2000 or xp)

    Very nifty! <img src=/S/artist.gif border=0 alt=artist width=34 height=29> That's the sort of solution anyone aspiring to <!post=The Art of Programming ,218121 >The Art of Programming <!/post> could be proud of!
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    Re: Putting text into triangle (2000 or xp)

    Good job, does exactly what I needed, thanks

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    Re: Putting text into triangle (2000 or xp)

    Oh, man -- is that ever clever! (I just read this thread because it sounded interesting -- I don't currently have any need for this technique. But I am continually impressed with the cleverness and depth of knowledge this board displays!) Keep up the good work!

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