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    Text Box Auto Indentation

    Hi,

    Trying to type in a text box in PowerPoint2000, but the 2nd line onwards gets indented automatically.
    How can I delete this indentation?

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    m.q.

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    Re: Text Box Auto Indentation

    I don't get this effect in my installation. Try switching on the ruler (View | Ruler) and then selecting the text box. You'll probably find (I hope) that the hanging indent marker is inset - giving you the effect you're asking about.
    If this is what's causing it then, if you want this to be applied to all future text boxes, correct the problem and then right click on the text box and select Set Autoshape Defaults - all future text boxes should then be aligned in the same way.
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    Re: Text Box Auto Indentation

    Same problem, no soluiton <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>
    The text responds all of the little text holders in the ruler <font face="Snap ITC">]only on the first line</font face=snap> and completely ignores it on the second and subsequent lines.
    <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15><font color=red>HELP!</font color=red> <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Re: Text Box Auto Indentation

    Since I made my reply in May, I am now using a brand new PC at home running Windows 2K and PP2K. I still can't get this problem.
    Create a text box and type some text. Deselect the text box and then select it by clicking once only. With the PowerPoint ruler switched on, you should see something like the attached picture. The two pointers should be in the same place. If the bottom one is to the right of the top one, all text from line 2 onwards will be indented.
    (If you double click on the text box, you will not be able to see the text box area defined on the ruler so the paragraph markers will be missing.)
    Hope this helps
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    Re: Text Box Auto Indentation

    Thanks for your reply silverback.
    I too am using W2K and PP2K. I made a graphic, but I'm either ftp challenged or something is temporarily out of order. In short, the ruler and the little buttons are all in the right places, only the text is not.

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    Re: Text Box Auto Indentation

    I'm sure you've check this - but is the second line a second level piece of text?
    as follows?
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