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    Arrow Connectors (2000-SR1)

    Text boxes normally give you four points to attach connectors to. I need more than four. How do I make them?

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    Brian

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    Re: Arrow Connectors (2000-SR1)

    Connectors can only be attached at node points, so you will have to create a rectangle with more node points:
    1. <LI>Use the FreeForm tool (Autoshapes | Lines) to draw a normal rectangle (hold down the shift key so corners are square).
      <LI>Draw | Edit Points
      <LI>Right-click where you want a node and select Add Point (repeat for each node)
      <LI>Zoom in and adjust the points so that everything is square
      <LI>Use this shape as a template; ie, copy and paste it for each new shape
    Of course, this is a real pain if you have lots of different sized shapes! HTH --Sam
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    Re: Arrow Connectors (2000-SR1)

    Well, I can't deny that this works although I would like to be able to do the draw | edit points directly on a normal "free" shape rather than inventing them.

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    Re: Arrow Connectors (2000-SR1)

    I thought the same thing! It would be good if you added it to Microsoft's Wish List, mswish@microsoft.com. Sometimes Bill listens! --Sam
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