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Old 07-22-2022, 01:40 PM
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I'm getting a little exasperated with Word 365 in particular with the graphics.




I have an arrow graphic drawn on a page (table grid lines added for visibility).



When I click on the right snap point to make the arrow horizontal, it snaps to just above the horizontal and I cannot get anything in between:



I have 'Snap object to other objects' turned off.


What other objects are there to control this?


Another issue is when I use the arrow keys to move the arrow. If I press the down arrow it moves slightly down and to the right. If I keep pressing the down arrow, it keeps moving down and right but after a few presses it suddenly jumps a few spaces and continues down and right. This then repeats after another few presses.


The same also happens when I press up too.


Does anyone have any ideas what is going on here?


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It's hard to say exactly what is is. But, if you right mouse click on your arrow and choose More Layout Options, go to the third tab "size" and there is a rotation digital setting, so you should be able to type in a 0 there.

Also, on the first tab, "position," maybe uncheck "Move object with text" and see if that helps with the arrowing around. It may also be defaulting to a position relative to a paragraph rather than a page. And, do you have text wrapping on the object?
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It's hard to say exactly what is is. But, if you right mouse click on your arrow and choose More Layout Options, go to the third tab "size" and there is a rotation digital setting, so you should be able to type in a 0 there.

Also, on the first tab, "position," maybe uncheck "Move object with text" and see if that helps with the arrowing around. It may also be defaulting to a position relative to a paragraph rather than a page. And, do you have text wrapping on the object?

Hi,



I had a look at the rotation setting and found this the the attached image
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When first adding a line, you should hold the Shift key as you drag the end to keep it aligned correctly.

If the arrow is already on the page and you want to set it horizontally, right click and choose "More Layout Options..." on that Size tab (shown in your earlier post), set the Absolute Height to Zero
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When first adding a line, you should hold the Shift key as you drag the end to keep it aligned correctly.

If the arrow is already on the page and you want to set it horizontally, right click and choose "More Layout Options..." on that Size tab (shown in your earlier post), set the Absolute Height to Zero



Excellent, thanks very much
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