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Alex

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Restricting the amount of text shown in a text box
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:21:49 PM »
Hi,

I've seen several postings here showing how to resize a shape to accommodate more text. My problem is just the opposite. 

I have a shape that may need to accommodate a possibly large amount of text.   Right now, even though the size of the shape is fixed, all the text is shown, "overflowing" the size of the containing shape.  However, I do not want to show more text in the page than the original size of the text box.   How do I restrict the amount of text shown to say 3 lines?   

Of course, the expected behavior is that if I go to edit the text I should still be able to see/edit it all, but when I finish editing, only the first 3 lines should be shown. 

I'm relatively new in Visio and thus I have the feeling that there's a simple solution to this but unfortunately it eludes me.

Many thanks in advance!

Alex

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Re: Restricting the amount of text shown in a text box
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2014, 12:51:15 AM »
Check this article that Visio Guy did.  Looks like it'll do exactly what you want:  http://www.visguy.com/2008/02/11/lorem-ipsum-%E2%80%93-visio-ia-text-placeholder-shape/

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Re: Restricting the amount of text shown in a text box
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 09:36:39 AM »
Thank you!