Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. July 9, 2001
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Text in a Shape
Have you ever needed to center some text in a rectangle or circle or other shape? Here's a simple way to get it done: Draw a shape and start typing.
When you have a shape selected and start to type text, PowerPoint automatically puts your text in the shape, nicely centered. The only problem is that PowerPoint puts all your text on one line. It doesn't automatically word-wrap it, so if you type more than a few words, the text will probably extend beyond the boundary of the shape you're typing it into. To fix this, right-click the shape, then click Format AutoShape on the pop-up menu. Click the Text Box tab and put a checkmark next to Word Wrap Text In AutoShape, then click OK.