Format Object (Text Box pane)

 Notes 

  • When you change options in this dialog box, the changes are immediately applied to your shape, making it easy to see the effects of the changes in your SmartArt graphic or shape without closing the dialog box. However, since the changes are instantly applied, it is not possible to click Cancel in this dialog box. To remove changes, you must click UndoButton image on the Quick Access Toolbar for each change that you want to remove.
  • You can simultaneously undo multiple changes that you made to one dialog box option, as long as you did not make changes to another dialog box option in between.
  • You may want to move the dialog box so that you can see both the shape and the dialog box at the same time.

Text layout

Vertical alignment    To specify the vertical position of the text in a shape, select an option from the list.

Text direction    To specify the orientation of the text in a shape, select an option from the list.

AutoFit

Do not AutoFit    To turn off the automatic resizing, click this button.

Shrink text on overflow    To make the text reduce in size to fit within the shape, click this button.

Resize shape to fit text    To increase the size of the shape vertically so that the text fits inside of it, click this button.

Internal margin

The internal margin is the distance between the text and the outer border of a shape or object (object: A table, chart, graphic, equation, or other form of information. Objects created in one application, for example spreadsheets, and linked or embedded in another application are OLE objects.). You can increase or decrease the amount of this space by using the options below.

Left    To specify the distance between the left border of a shape and the text, enter the new margin number in the box.

Right    To specify the distance between the right border of a shape and the text, enter the new margin number in the box.

Top    To specify the distance between the top border of a shape and the text, enter the new margin number in the box.

Bottom    To specify the distance between the bottom border of a shape and the text, enter the new margin number in the box.

Wrap text in shape    To have text appear on multiple lines inside of a shape, select this check box.

Columns    To specify the number of columns of text in a shape and the spacing between the columns, click this button.

Number    To specify the number of columns of text in a shape, enter a number in the box.

Spacing    To specify the spacing between the columns of text in a shape, enter a number in the box.

Right-to-Left columns    Select this option to specify that the columns of text in the shape show as a reverse image of the default left-to-right display. This option displays only if you enable support for right-to-left (right-to-left: Refers to keyboard settings, document views, user interface objects, and the direction in which text is displayed. Arabic and Hebrew are right-to-left languages.) languages.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007