3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2009 6:51 PM by Joe Dunfee

    Text box won't let me make it narrower.

    Joe Dunfee
      I commonly have notes that don't allow me to resize beyond a certain size. E.g. I have a text box that is 4" wide, and I want it to be 3". But, some of the text extends beyond 3". SW commonly won't allow me to narrow my box beyond that longest line of text. Yet, sometimes, if I try again with the same text box, I can make it narrower than than long line, and the long line will wrap to the next line as it should.

      I should add that this text is part of a numbered list.

      What is the rule that defines if SW will allow a a line to wrap?

      Joe Dunfee
        • Text box won't let me make it narrower.
          Charles Culp
          Joe,

          Instead of grabbing the handle on the side, try dragging the lower right corner. Then make sure to drag it "down" as well, to allow for the extra length of the text.
          • Text box won't let me make it narrower.
            Dennis O'Neill
            I've had the same problem on some of my notes as well. What I've found is that it depends on how the text was entered into the note whether it will automatically wrap the text or not.

            If the text is entered and the 'enter / return' key is used at the end to go to the next line when dragging the box handle to try and change it's size won't work.

            If I do find situations like this in our drawings I edit the note and get it all on one line with out the line jumps and then adjust the note size and spaces from there. After doing this Charles' tip is the easiest.

            Hope this helps...
            • Text box won't let me make it narrower.
              Joe Dunfee
              Thanks Charles, that was it.

              Dennis, I am not sure what your post is about. I can resize lines by using the lower left corner and dragging down and to the side, regardless of if the line is already wrapping, or ended with a return.

              Joe Dunfee