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how can I get a text wrapped inside a rectangular shape in Calc?

asked 2013-07-01 16:43:43 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 22:48:30 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I use in Calc often colored boxed with text to have good visible notes on top of data, charts etc.

The problem I experience is that I cannot get the text fitting automatically inside the box.

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Even with Fit to frame checked the text goes left and right outside the box Word wrap text in shape is grey and cannot be used.

What do I make wrong?

Thanks in advance for hints!

LibO 4.0.4.2 on XP

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Hi ROSt52, maybe you are creating a rectangle with text, using the Text bottom works for me and you can set a background as you like. ![image description](/upfiles/13727243651152648.png)

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2013-07-02 02:20:15 +0200 )edit

@mariosv - Thanks for the workaround, which works for rectangular elements. I consider to file a bug report because the ability to write in colored boxes or other shapes should work.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-07-05 09:21:01 +0200 )edit

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answered 2015-01-27 11:30:51 +0200

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As mariosv wrote, if you use Text from Drawing toolbar everything works fine: you can wrap text, and set border and background color. There's no bug here.

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