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Is it possible to change the text direction of an ActiveX label control in a Powerpoint slide ?

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Hi,

I've inserted an ActiveX label control in a Powerpoint 2010 slide to receive text from an Excel worksheet.

How can I change the text direction of the control from horizontal to 'rotate at 90 degrees' ?

Thanks
Toco
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Hi,

Why don't you rotate it in Xl and the Paste with link in PPT

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by:Tocogroup
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Hi,

So, I copy the rotated cell and then Paste into my Powerpoint slide. As a hyperlink ? There are no Paste Link options available. Only an Embed option.

Not sure what to do here.
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by:Rgonzo1971
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Copy your cell

and in PPT Paste Special

select Paste Link Radio button and then Excel and OK

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by:Tocogroup
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That's great thanks. One final thing. How do I remove the white border from the object? I've gone through the Format Object dialog but can't find an option.
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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you have to "Un show" gridlines in your excel View/ Show

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by:Tocogroup
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That's excellent. Thank you very much for your help.
Toco
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