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How to vertically align text within an autoshape?

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The help index references buttons on the format toolbar that are used to

vertically align text within an autoshape. However, when I view the toolbar

and the additional buttons, these are not included. Any suggestions? I need

my text centered both ways.

Thank you!!

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    • Hi Glreaux,

      You did not state which version of Word you are using. However, in

      Word2000, I accomplished the horizontal and vertical alignment by putting a

      text box inside the auto shape and inside of the text box I put a one cell

      table. I then inserted my text into the table cell and did the horizontal

      and vertical alignment. It is a little cludgy but it is the only way to get

      vertical alignment.

      Jerry Bodoff

      "Glreaux" <Glreaux.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:779BD034-DDEA-41FD-8202-0D8DA5BA42C5.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > The help index references buttons on the format toolbar that are used to

      > vertically align text within an autoshape. However, when I view the

      toolbar

      > and the additional buttons, these are not included. Any suggestions? I

      need

      > my text centered both ways.

      > Thank you!!

      #1; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 14:06:00 GMT
    • The Help is wrong if it says you can do this in Word (it is possible in

      Publisher). In order to vertically center text in a text box in Word, you

      have to insert a table cell and use the table cell alignment controls.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      all may benefit.

      "Glreaux" <Glreaux.ms-word.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:779BD034-DDEA-41FD-8202-0D8DA5BA42C5.ms-word.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > The help index references buttons on the format toolbar that are used to

      > vertically align text within an autoshape. However, when I view the

      toolbar

      > and the additional buttons, these are not included. Any suggestions? I

      need

      > my text centered both ways.

      > Thank you!!

      #2; Sun, 01 Jun 2008 14:07:00 GMT