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How to expand a text block in one direction : Visio 2003

How to expand a text block in one direction : Visio 2003

How to expand a text block in one direction : Visio 2003


I have a second question regarding a text block of a shape I try to design. In general when the contents of a text block of a shape gets more lines of text the TxtHeight property changes but also the location of the text block. The center of the text box stays in the same position, which means that the top goes up and the bottom moves down. What I would like is that only the bottom moves down (or only the top moves up) and the other side remains in a fixed location.

I've tried to use the TxtPinY property of the ShapeSheet and include a formula that involves the TxtHeight property or the TEXTHEIGHT function but the property does not seem to accept that.

Does anybody know how to solve this problem?
Thanks again for the effort!

RE: How to expand a text block in one direction : Visio 2003

Your problem is the cell TxtLocPinY. It's default value is set to be half the height of the text, set this to some other value that is not dependant on half the height.

John...   Visio MVP - Visio.MVPs.org

RE: How to expand a text block in one direction : Visio 2003

Thanks! You put me on the right track. Indeed I missed the fact that the TxtLocPinY is the one that changes as soon as the number of lines in the text block changes. Setting it to a fixed value of '0' made it respond exactly as I wanted.

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