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How to stretch text in ms word VERTICALLY!!

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Chimera6586, Jun 6, 2008.

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  1. Chimera6586

    Chimera6586 Notebook Consultant

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    Hey guys, I really need some help on this one.

    I have to print out a bunch of sheets, and I have the text filling the page horizontally, I just need to stretch the text vertically NOT horizontally.

    How do I do this?

    Thanks
     
  2. ATG

    ATG 2x4 Super Moderator

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    Menu->Page properties...somewhere there, can't remember and I don't have ms word now..
     
  3. NJoy

    NJoy Няшka

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    Create text as a picture, that will allow you to stretch it in any direction.
     
  4. surfasb

    surfasb Titles Shmm-itles

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    I was gonna suggest a Textbox.
     
  5. ATG

    ATG 2x4 Super Moderator

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    Of course!

    What I wanted to suggest and couldn't remember was actually page orientation..from vertical to horizontal. So no good for you:)
     
  6. Chimera6586

    Chimera6586 Notebook Consultant

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    So far none of these solutions have worked, however maybe I am doing it wrong.

    Saving as picture and stretching= I can't do this because I have to make about 200 different sheets. If I saved them all and stretched it would take forever.

    Textbox= that only seems to make my text box taller, it doesnt actually make the text taller, just the box.

    Page properties= I couldnt find anything here.


    Thanks for the input, could you guys continue to help me out here...i need to get this done.

    Thanks
     
  7. ATG

    ATG 2x4 Super Moderator

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    Maybe this will help you:

     
  8. J.R. Nelson

    J.R. Nelson Minister of Awesome

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    By stretch do you actually mean you want to make the text physically larger, or just print vertically on a page rather than horizontally?
     
  9. powerpack

    powerpack Notebook Prophet

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    Stretch vertically than print. Grab the piece of paper, quarter turn it will now be stretched horizontally! Guaranteed! Sorry I can't really help. But smile it will be figured out.
     
  10. Chimera6586

    Chimera6586 Notebook Consultant

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    When I say stretch I mean, to actually make the font larger in the vertical direction. Not horizontally.

    I need to fill up the paper vertically. Can anyone please help?
     
  11. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Use Word Art. Type your text as word art, then stretch it vertically.
     
  12. Chimera6586

    Chimera6586 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks, wordart did the trick
     
  13. cadjad

    cadjad Newbie

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    Enter the text in WordArt. Then stretch the WordArt object box.
     
  14. Andy

    Andy Notebook Prophet

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    Alright I have done that in MS Word 07....dunno about the 2003 Version..!!

    First type whatever you wnat to type....

    Then Select All...and right click -- Then goto Font....

    I normally have the 'Calibri' font 'cause it is kinda smooth..:D

    Click the character spacing tab on the and the scale will be at 100%....

    Reduce it to 66 or 50% as per your requirements and then increase the font size....!! It has worked for me several times....!! So it should for you as well....It just decreases the text width making it look thinner....hence each sentence is able to accommodate more words than usual....!! you could then increase the font size if you want to stretch it..:p
     
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