text box - rounded corners - how do I get ?


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nukie

I would like my text box to have rounded corners, how do i achieve this
 
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Ron Cohen

Don,
I think you are taking it one step too far to do this. For a rounded test
box or other autoshape all that is necessary is to:
1. Select the autoshape
2. With the autoshape still selected, click on the text frame icon
3. Move the cursor back to the autoshape and click.

A text frame is then created that stays the same dimension as the autoshape
if the autoshape has to be resized. This works best for rounded corners, but
can be applied to most of the other autoshapes. The only problem is the text
still based upon a rectangular or square text frame, so it doesn't follow
the contours of a circle, etc...
 
R

Ron Cohen

This works fine with 2002 and I suppose with 2003 but Pub2000 doesn't give
you that option.
 
N

nukie

I want a rounded corner rectangle that has been infilled then a text box put
inside that which will be white, but this text box also needs to have rounded
corners to follow the rounded corner coloured border I have created
 
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Is this thread ancient and inactive? Yes, it is. So why am I responding to it now? Glad you asked. I too was looking for a way to round the corners of a text box and a Google search brought me here. Didn't find anything here that worked for me, so I used a workaround to solve my problem and figured I'd share it here for the next person who finds this page. I selected a rectangle with rounded corners from the Insert (->Shapes) menu. Then I inserted a text box and removed its border, typed my text into it, and moved it over the rectangle with the round corners. If the text disappears, the text box got put behind the rectangle. You will have to a) bring the text box to the front, b) send the rectangle to the back, or c) set the rectangle's transparency to 100%. Something else that's handy - GROUP the rectangle and text box together and they will be treated as a single object when moving or copying.
 

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