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Sizing shapes to text in Viso2007 SP1

Posted on 2012-03-29
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Hi,
is there any possibility to fit the size of the text to the shape? I found already some articles about how to size the shape to the text but not in reverse.

For instance:
I have a shape with locked height and width and the standart text size is 9pt. If the text is too big for the shape it should resize to fit(for instance 6pt).

Thanks in advance
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The trick lies in adding a formula to the char size cell in the shapesheet. For example the formula below uses the LEN() function to set the text size in three increments:
-- if < 20 characters then 12 pt.
-- if >=20 but < 30 then 10 pt.
-- if >= 30 then 8 pt.

BTW, the SHAPETEXT(TheText) function obtains the text on the shape.

=IF(LEN(SHAPETEXT(TheText))<20,12 pt,IF(LEN(SHAPETEXT(TheText))<30,10 pt,8 pt))

This is just one possible formula, of course. You can set additional step points, or you could devise a mathematical relationship that doesn't use arbitrary steps.
The formula is shown in the shapesheet belowchar size cell
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