Text Alignment / Direction

Sep 23, 2013

I am having trouble with the text direction / alignment / fit to text box.  I think the image will reveal what I am trying to accomplish.  I am trying to get the tr & ic to be separate.  I've tried multiple options but haven't come up with the correct method.  

Is it possible to have each letter separated, shown individually?

5 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Kevin, 

I played around with this, and it doesn't seem that there is any way to ensure each letter appears on it's own line, without a space in between them which I'd imagine is not the look you're going for. I also was able to rotate the text (either 90 or 270 degrees) and have it appear all on their own line. 

Possibly someone in the community has additional ideas for how to accomplish this. 

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Kevin,

Is the attached what you were trying to do? I see that Ashley mentions not having spaces in between, so I'm not sure this is what you're after.

The first set of letters was done with a text box that I rotated 90 degrees. I pressed enter after the M, the e, the tr, and the ic. Then I animated a Fade in with 1st level paragraphs every half second. Then I rotated it right 90 degrees again.

The second set of letters was created with individual text boxes. I typed the first one in (the M) and then

  • right-clicked
  • chose format shape
  • Selected Text box in the list on the left
  • and set the internal margins to 0

Then I added text boxes below the M for

e, tr, ic, and s

I positioned them equally apart using the vertical positioning. So first I positioned in the in a spot below the M that was visually appealing to me. Then

  • right-clicked the M to determine its vertical position
  • clicked to determine the V position of the e
  • subtracted to get the difference
  • positioned the boxes for the tr, ic, and s accordingly (doing the math)

Then set the animations to fade in 3/4 second apart.

If that's not what you were looking for, could you please explain a bit more?

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