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How can I turn on "Resize AutoShape to Fit Text," when it's gray?
Meg 9/22/2006 10:09:02 PM
I'm working on an organization chart in Powerpoint 2003. I need to resize
the text box & AutoShape to fit the text, not change the text to fit the
shape. In other words, I need to enlarge the text box & auto shape on the
organization chart. In the formatting area, for the AutoShape, the section
"Text Box:" There are three options shown, but the one I need, "Resize
AutoShape to Fit Text" is grayed out, and unclickable. I NEED to make this
work. Any ideas? Is there something else that needs to be changed in order
to make that work? I've already used Office 2003 help, and Office online
help, and can't seem to find an answer.

I appreciate any help you can give me.

Meg
RE: How can I turn on "Resize AutoShape to Fit Text," when it's gray?
Rae Drysdale 9/22/2006 10:24:02 PM
Finish the org chart and then turn off Autolayout (under Layout). You can
then resize the autoshape. Don't turn Autolayout on again or you may lose
formatting. Hope this helps.
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Rae Drysdale


"Meg" wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> I'm working on an organization chart in Powerpoint 2003. I need to resize
> the text box & AutoShape to fit the text, not change the text to fit the
> shape. In other words, I need to enlarge the text box & auto shape on the
> organization chart. In the formatting area, for the AutoShape, the section
> "Text Box:" There are three options shown, but the one I need, "Resize
> AutoShape to Fit Text" is grayed out, and unclickable. I NEED to make this
> work. Any ideas? Is there something else that needs to be changed in order
> to make that work? I've already used Office 2003 help, and Office online
> help, and can't seem to find an answer.
>
> I appreciate any help you can give me.
>
> Meg
RE: How can I turn on "Resize AutoShape to Fit Text," when it's gray?
John Wilson 9/23/2006 12:52:11 PM
If you want a non standard org chart sometimes its a lot easier to just draw
it from scratch using rounded rectangles and connectors.
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_____________________________
John Wilson
Microsoft Certified Office Specialist
http://www.technologytrish.co.uk/ppttipshome.html


"Meg" wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> I'm working on an organization chart in Powerpoint 2003. I need to resize
> the text box & AutoShape to fit the text, not change the text to fit the
> shape. In other words, I need to enlarge the text box & auto shape on the
> organization chart. In the formatting area, for the AutoShape, the section
> "Text Box:" There are three options shown, but the one I need, "Resize
> AutoShape to Fit Text" is grayed out, and unclickable. I NEED to make this
> work. Any ideas? Is there something else that needs to be changed in order
> to make that work? I've already used Office 2003 help, and Office online
> help, and can't seem to find an answer.
>
> I appreciate any help you can give me.
>
> Meg

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