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Old January 4th, 2005, 11:18 PM
Joe Fisher
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Default Flowchart connectors are grayed out

Hi, I'm using Office XP Standard. Windows XP Pro, SP2

I do the following to make a flowchart in Word.
1. Insert-Picture-Autoshapes-Flowchart
2. I did one, then the Autoshapes box popped up, so I did another one.

However, then I wanted to join them together. I clicked on "connectors" in
the auto shape box, but they're all grayed out.

Anyone know why my connectors might be grayed out? Better yet, how to get
them back? I've reinstalled Office and rebooted.


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Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT


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Old January 4th, 2005, 11:30 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Connectors are available only when you are using a drawing canvas. If you
have this option disabled, use Insert | Picture | New Drawing to get one.

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"Joe Fisher" wrote in message
...
Hi, I'm using Office XP Standard. Windows XP Pro, SP2

I do the following to make a flowchart in Word.
1. Insert-Picture-Autoshapes-Flowchart
2. I did one, then the Autoshapes box popped up, so I did another one.

However, then I wanted to join them together. I clicked on "connectors" in
the auto shape box, but they're all grayed out.

Anyone know why my connectors might be grayed out? Better yet, how to get
them back? I've reinstalled Office and rebooted.


--
Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT



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Old January 4th, 2005, 11:48 PM
Joe Fisher
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Thank you, that worked. However, is there a way I can enable the drawing
canvas without going to Insert-Picture-New Drawing, *then* putting in the
flowchart stuff?

Joe
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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Connectors are available only when you are using a drawing canvas. If you
have this option disabled, use Insert | Picture | New Drawing to get one.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Joe Fisher" wrote in message
...
Hi, I'm using Office XP Standard. Windows XP Pro, SP2

I do the following to make a flowchart in Word.
1. Insert-Picture-Autoshapes-Flowchart
2. I did one, then the Autoshapes box popped up, so I did another one.

However, then I wanted to join them together. I clicked on "connectors"
in
the auto shape box, but they're all grayed out.

Anyone know why my connectors might be grayed out? Better yet, how to get
them back? I've reinstalled Office and rebooted.


--
Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT





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Old January 5th, 2005, 03:52 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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There is a check box on the General tab of Tools | Options, but if you
enable it, you will get a drawing canvas *every* time you insert an
AutoShape (including text boxes). Once your canvas is created, though, I
believe you can drag or copy/paste your existing AutoShapes into it.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Joe Fisher" wrote in message
...
Thank you, that worked. However, is there a way I can enable the drawing
canvas without going to Insert-Picture-New Drawing, *then* putting in

the
flowchart stuff?

Joe
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Connectors are available only when you are using a drawing canvas. If

you
have this option disabled, use Insert | Picture | New Drawing to get

one.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Joe Fisher" wrote in message
...
Hi, I'm using Office XP Standard. Windows XP Pro, SP2

I do the following to make a flowchart in Word.
1. Insert-Picture-Autoshapes-Flowchart
2. I did one, then the Autoshapes box popped up, so I did another one.

However, then I wanted to join them together. I clicked on "connectors"
in
the auto shape box, but they're all grayed out.

Anyone know why my connectors might be grayed out? Better yet, how to

get
them back? I've reinstalled Office and rebooted.


--
Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT






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Old January 5th, 2005, 04:02 PM
Joe Fisher
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Thank you Suzanne.

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Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
There is a check box on the General tab of Tools | Options, but if you
enable it, you will get a drawing canvas *every* time you insert an
AutoShape (including text boxes). Once your canvas is created, though, I
believe you can drag or copy/paste your existing AutoShapes into it.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Joe Fisher" wrote in message
...
Thank you, that worked. However, is there a way I can enable the drawing
canvas without going to Insert-Picture-New Drawing, *then* putting in

the
flowchart stuff?

Joe
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Connectors are available only when you are using a drawing canvas. If

you
have this option disabled, use Insert | Picture | New Drawing to get

one.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Joe Fisher" wrote in message
...
Hi, I'm using Office XP Standard. Windows XP Pro, SP2

I do the following to make a flowchart in Word.
1. Insert-Picture-Autoshapes-Flowchart
2. I did one, then the Autoshapes box popped up, so I did another one.

However, then I wanted to join them together. I clicked on
"connectors"
in
the auto shape box, but they're all grayed out.

Anyone know why my connectors might be grayed out? Better yet, how to

get
them back? I've reinstalled Office and rebooted.


--
Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT








 




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