how do I insert objects in to a drawing canvas

Discussion in 'Word Graphics' started by Alistair, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Alistair

    Alistair Guest

    Having created an organisational diagram with lines, text boxes etc in a
    word document, I now want to have them inside a drawing canvas. When I select
    all the drawing objects, I find I cannot insert them in to a drawing canvas
    and edit them . These are existing complicated diagrammes and not easy to
    re-create from scratch, also the amount of time to re-create them would be
    self defeating.
    If anyone can help it would be much appreciated

    Alistair
     
    Alistair, Dec 5, 2004
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  2. Hi Alistair,

    Without more information (Word version, how you created
    the objects, layout/wrapping, etc) here are some ideas
    that are somewhat 'guesses' on the situation you're facing.

    Is this a Word org chart or just a collection of Word auto shapes?

    If it's a Word 2002 or 2003 Org chart then you can use
    Insert=>Picture=>New Drawing to create a blank canvas.
    If in Word 2003, set the layout of the org chart to 'inline with text'
    Expand the canvas from the Drawing Canvas toolbar.
    Create a textbox inside the drawing canvas to the size
    you want for your org chart then copy the org chart diagram
    and paste it into the text box and resize the canvas.

    If you're using a collection of autoshapes and not the
    diagramming tool in Word 2003. Then you can use
    Tools=>Cusomize=>Commands, select the 'Drawing' category
    then drag the 'Select Multiple Objects' command to your
    drawing toolbar, next to the 'select objects' (white arrow
    icon) and close the customize dialog.

    You can use the Multiple objects tool and choose [select all]
    then select cut or copy (you can also choose to use Draw=>Group
    at this point before copying if you choose to).

    Insert your blank canvas (Insert=>Picture=>New drawing) and
    then paste the collected shapes into the Canvas.

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    <<"Alistair" <> wrote in message news:...
    Having created an organisational diagram with lines, text boxes etc in a
    word document, I now want to have them inside a drawing canvas. When I select
    all the drawing objects, I find I cannot insert them in to a drawing canvas
    and edit them . These are existing complicated diagrammes and not easy to
    re-create from scratch, also the amount of time to re-create them would be
    self defeating.
    If anyone can help it would be much appreciated

    Alistair >>
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    Let us know if this helped you,

    Bob Buckland ?:)
    MS Office System Products MVP

    *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

    Office 2003 Editions explained
    http://www.microsoft.com/uk/office/editions.mspx
     
    Bob Buckland ?:-\), Dec 5, 2004
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  3. Alistair

    Alistair Guest

    Hi Bob, It is word 2003, I had created an organisational chart, not with the
    diagram / organisational chart tool however, so it is a collection of shapes,
    lines and text boxes. Now I have inserted this collection in to a new
    document with a drawing canvas, formatted to square thus allowing me to move
    the canvas and all is working just fine, many thanks for your time.

    "Alistair" wrote:

    > Having created an organisational diagram with lines, text boxes etc in a
    > word document, I now want to have them inside a drawing canvas. When I select
    > all the drawing objects, I find I cannot insert them in to a drawing canvas
    > and edit them . These are existing complicated diagrammes and not easy to
    > re-create from scratch, also the amount of time to re-create them would be
    > self defeating.
    > If anyone can help it would be much appreciated
    >
    > Alistair
     
    Alistair, Dec 5, 2004
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  4. Alistair

    mturner

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    Using Connectors

    Hi Bob

    I have kindly used the information you provided in answer to a question for my own benefit. The only problem I seem to have is:

    I cannot seem to use connectors even though the text boxes etc have been copied into a new drawing canvass. Is there any way around this please.

    Many thanks
     
    mturner, Jul 22, 2012
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