Shapes IV: Let's talk about text positioning

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Get the hang of positioning text in Microsoft Office Visio 2007. This course, the fourth in a series on shapes, will teach you this hidden functionality, plus it will also solve some age old mysteries concerning Visio text.

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About the course

This course includes:

  • One practice sessions for hands-on experience. Practices require Visio 2007.

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify a shape's text block.

  • Use the Text Block tool to position text on or nearby a shape.

  • Resize and rotate text for a shape.

  • Put text along a curve.

  • Know the limitations concerning how Visio text can be positioned and arranged.

Topics in this course

  1. All about the text block

  2. Introducing the text block

  3. The Text Block Tool

  4. Don't forget

  5. Mystery #1: Text on a curve

  6. Mystery #2: Text and shapes that aren't square

  7. Mystery #3: Resize text as you resize a shape

  8. Practice

  9. Quick reference card

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