XL98: Text Is Truncated in a Text Box with Rounded Corners

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In Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition, when you view a text box in a worksheet, text in the text box may become misaligned or truncated.


This behavior may occur when the following conditions are true:


To work around this behavior, do either of the following:


This behavior is by design of Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition.


In earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, when you apply rounded corners to a text box, the radius that defines the corners is the same in all text boxes regardless of the size of the text box.

In Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition, the radius that defines rounded corners in a text box varies with the size of the text box. So, the radius of the corners of a text box of width "x" and height "y" may be larger in Microsoft Excel 98 Macintosh Edition than it is in earlier versions of Microsoft Excel.

This difference in behavior may cause problems when the text box contains text that is formatted in a large point size. For example, text at the top of the text box may shift down and to the right, which is away from the larger rounded upper-left corner of the text box. This behavior may cause text in the lower-right side of the text box to become truncated.

Additional query words: XL98 cut off cut off cutoff

Keywords          : kbualink97 xldraw xlvbmigrate 
Version           : MACINTOSH:98
Platform          : MACINTOSH 
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Last Reviewed: July 2, 1999