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Word 2013 - I created an arrow shape and need to make it perfectly vertical.  BUT IT WON'T COOPERATE!

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I need to have a perfectly vertical arrow (see graphic) and can't seem to do it.
How do I do it?
Also, there seems to be  "grid" in word because when I try to adjust the tilt of the arrow in word, I see that it kind of "snaps" every 1/8" or wo.

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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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Can you use the shape ribbon to adjust the width to 0 cm, or right-hand click on it and do the same.
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by:Simon
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When drawing the arrow, hold down the SHIFT key to constrain it to 45 degree increments.
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I have a problem with the angle, not the width of the line.
I want it vertical.  It's currently slanting.
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My suggestion should solve that for you. Be sure to release the mouse button to finish the shape BEFORE you release the SHIFT button.
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I don't want to draw a new line.  I want to fix the one that's already there.  How do I make that one perfectly vertical.
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by:Phillip Burton
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My problem will solve it as well.

The "width" is the angle, not the thickness of the line,
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by:Paul Sauvé
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If you rotate the shape with the SHIFT key held down, the rotation is limited to 15° increments!
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by:Simon
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@Philip - apologies, it will. I initially thought you were thinking of MSAccess.

@brothertruffle880 - you can also turn off the 'snap to grid' and 'snap to object' options

See Office 2013 object layout options
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Philip:
The width setting was in the SIZE group, within the Drawing Tools Format Contextual Tab.
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Yes, and it controls the ANGLE.
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