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PPT97: Dragging Size Handle Doesn't Change Height of Autoshape

Article ID: 174131

Article Last Modified on 11/9/2000


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition

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When you attempt to increase the height of a Callout AutoShape, the AutoShape moves up or down on the page and its height is not increased. This behavior does not occur when you attempt to increase its width.


This behavior occurs because the "Resize AutoShape to fit text" option is selected. When this option is selected, you can increase the height of the AutoShape only by entering text in the callout.


To resize the AutoShape by dragging a resizing handle, turn off the "Resize AutoShape to fit text" option, following these steps:

  1. Select the AutoShape.
  2. On the Format menu, click AutoShape.
  3. Click the Text Box tab.
  4. Click to clear the "Resize AutoShape to fit text" check box.
  5. Click OK.

You can now increase the height of the callout by dragging a resizing handle.

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