Ask Your Question

Hide shape's text outside of shape's borders

asked 2020-07-25 00:19:16 +0200

alberg gravatar image

updated 2020-07-25 00:45:43 +0200

If text inside of a shape (say, rectangle or textbox) does not fit within the shape's borders, then it is simply displayed outside of the borders (if flags "Fit width to text" and "Fit height to text" are not set).

Is there a way to hide the text outside of shape's borders? (Really hide, not just to set the font's color to that of the background. )

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2020-07-25 08:14:13 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

This is not a real solution but the best approximation I could find.

The shape acts like a clipping one only when you enable some animation.

  • Select the shape with your overflowing text
  • Format>Text, Text Animation tab
  • Set Effect to Scroll in and eventually tune the other parameters

After the progressive scroll in, only the central part of the text remains visible inside the shape.

Apparently, you can't align the text left or right; it is centered only.

To show the community your question has been answered, click the ✓ next to the correct answer, and "upvote" by clicking on the ^ arrow of any helpful answers. These are the mechanisms for communicating the quality of the Q&A on this site. Thanks!

edit flag offensive delete link more
Login/Signup to Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2020-07-25 00:19:16 +0200

Seen: 25 times

Last updated: Jul 25