Alter internal margins on chart titles

Dear Experts:

Why is the following menu item greyed out in Excel 2007/2010?  
... Format Chart Title / Alignment / Internal Margins

I would like to alter the internal margins using VBA.

Help is much appreciated.  Thank you very  much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
Andreas HermleTeam leaderAsked:
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Andreas HermleConnect With a Mentor Team leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi Jeff,

thank you very much for your feedback.

As a matter of fact, altering the textbox size manually does not work either. As I stated earlier I could always change the font size of the chart title (manually or by VBA) to get the desired result. I was just curious if one could play around with the internal margins of this text box. I guess not.

As you said, let's wait for other answers to be posted ...

Regards, Andreas
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Typically things are "Dimmed" because they are not applicable.

(Notice how on the "Inset" tab the "Table" option is available when you are in the worksheet, but "Greyed out" ("dimmed") when you are in a chart.

<I would like to alter the internal margins using VBA.>

Perhaps you could first take a step back and explain what your ultimate goal is here?
Perhaps you are looking at the wrong option...

JeffCoachman
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Notice too how when you right-click on the chart Title "Select Date" and "3-D rotation are also "greyed out",...again, this means that these commands are not applicable...

So again, can you explain your ultimate goal first?

What are you hoping to accomplish if you were able to "set the "Internal margins".
How would the Chart Title change?

Being that the Title Text is in a "Text box" you may need to just manipulate the font...
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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi boag2000:

thank you very much for your swift help.

 ... my ultimate goal: At a given font size, with reduced internal margins rather long chart titles would not have a line break or the line break would occur 'later'.

I hope I could make myself clear with English being not my mother tongue.

Thank you.

Regards, Andreas
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Then if I am understanding your request, I am not sure this is possible via VBA.

You may have to play around with the Font/textbox size manually.


Let's see what other Experts post...

JeffCoachman
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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Actually there is no need to alter the internal margins of chart titles using VBA since the workaround (changing the font size of the chart title) is just fine for me.
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