Map of Texas - shape



patti
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi,
I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story. However, it
is surrounded by white. I would like to make a shape of Texas and then
insert the map into the shape so the text would wrap around the image. I
have done this with ovals. Any ideas as to how I could do this?
Thank you.
Patti

Charles Kenyon
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
In a different program than Word...
Otherwise, you can set small textboxes or frames that will approximate the
shape and put your text in those. Getting it to look right would be very
difficult, though.
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"patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story. However,
> it is surrounded by white. I would like to make a shape of Texas and then
> insert the map into the shape so the text would wrap around the image. I
> have done this with ovals. Any ideas as to how I could do this?
> Thank you.
> Patti
>

Stefan Blom
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
"patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story.
However, it
> is surrounded by white.
>

Have you tried changing the Wrapping style to "Tight" (on the Layout
tab of the Format Picture dialog box)?

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
You may then also need to edit the wrapping nodes.

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"Stefan Blom" <no.spam@please.xyz> wrote in message
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> "patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story.
> However, it
> > is surrounded by white.
> >
>
> Have you tried changing the Wrapping style to "Tight" (on the Layout
> tab of the Format Picture dialog box)?
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
>

patti
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi Charles,
I have Photoshop CS but have not been able to figure out how to do it. I
may have to put some info right on the image in the white areas if I can't
find a better solution.
Patti

"Charles Kenyon" <msnewsgroup@remove.no.spam.addbalance.com> wrote in
message news:OrEHLkPbFHA.3120@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> In a different program than Word...
> Otherwise, you can set small textboxes or frames that will approximate the
> shape and put your text in those. Getting it to look right would be very
> difficult, though.
> --
> Charles Kenyon
>
> Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word
>
> Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
> Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide
>
> See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
> --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
> This message is posted to a newsgroup. Please post replies
> and questions to the newsgroup so that others can learn
> from my ignorance and your wisdom.
>
> "patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote in message
> news:ub4WEiPbFHA.3144@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>> I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story. However,
>> it is surrounded by white. I would like to make a shape of Texas and
>> then insert the map into the shape so the text would wrap around the
>> image. I have done this with ovals. Any ideas as to how I could do
>> this?
>> Thank you.
>> Patti
>>
>
>

patti
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi Stefan.
Tried that and it wraps tightly around the white part of the image. I even
tried to make the background of the image transparent but still no luck.
Thanks anyway.
Patti
"Stefan Blom" <no.spam@please.xyz> wrote in message
news:%2384ZMvPbFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> "patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story.
> However, it
>> is surrounded by white.
>>
>
> Have you tried changing the Wrapping style to "Tight" (on the Layout
> tab of the Format Picture dialog box)?
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
>

patti
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi Suzanne,
Tried that and the wrap points were just around the entire rectangle of the
image, not just the Texas shape. Thanks anyway.
Patti
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:OjIA0DRbFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> You may then also need to edit the wrapping nodes.
>
> --
> 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.
>
> "Stefan Blom" <no.spam@please.xyz> wrote in message
> news:%2384ZMvPbFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> "patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I have inserted a small map of Texas into the text of a story.
>> However, it
>> > is surrounded by white.
>> >
>>
>> Have you tried changing the Wrapping style to "Tight" (on the Layout
>> tab of the Format Picture dialog box)?
>>
>> --
>> Stefan Blom
>> Microsoft Word MVP
>>
>>
>>
>

Bob Buckland ?:-\)
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi Patti,

Did you drag or create new nodes from the
Edit Wrap Points (not Edit Points) dialog?

Is the picture pasted or did you use Insert=>Picture=>From File?

Did you use the Picture toolbar transparency tool on the
white area of around the map?

Do you get the same results on the map here?
http://www.dot.state.tx.us/MNT/sra/images/Txmap1.png

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<<"patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote in message news:upO7$YdbFHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Hi Suzanne,
Tried that and the wrap points were just around the entire rectangle of the
image, not just the Texas shape. Thanks anyway.
Patti <<
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

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patti
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi Bob
First, using Photoshop as the editor, I clicked the move tool and dragged
the image into Word. When I clicked edit wrap points I got the handles still
keeping the white space.

After your email, I tried clicking on the red edit wrap points box around
the image and see you can add and move those points!!! I did not know that.
I have tried it on other shapes and success. I also tried it on the Texas
image you suggested and it worked too. Thanks so very much!!

Do you think it makes a difference to cut and paste or insert>Picture>From
File?

I do not know what you mean by the Picture toolbar transparency tool. I do
not find it in help on Word or Photoshop?
Thanks again for your help.
Patti


"Bob Buckland ?:-)" <75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> wrote
in message news:uw0Ge8dbFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Hi Patti,
>
> Did you drag or create new nodes from the
> Edit Wrap Points (not Edit Points) dialog?
>
> Is the picture pasted or did you use Insert=>Picture=>From File?
>
> Did you use the Picture toolbar transparency tool on the
> white area of around the map?
>
> Do you get the same results on the map here?
> http://www.dot.state.tx.us/MNT/sra/images/Txmap1.png
>
> =========
> <<"patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote in message
> news:upO7$YdbFHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi Suzanne,
> Tried that and the wrap points were just around the entire rectangle of
> the
> image, not just the Texas shape. Thanks anyway.
> Patti <<
> --
> Let us know if this helped you,
>
> Bob Buckland ?:-)
> MS Office System Products MVP
>
> *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
>
> For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
> http://microsoft.com/events/series/administrativetipsandtricks.mspx
>
>
>
>

Stan Brown
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 13:59:45 +0100, "patti" <patti@freeola.com>
wrote:

>
>After your email, I tried clicking on the red edit wrap points box around
>the image and see you can add and move those points!!! I did not know that.

Neither did I.

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Bob Buckland ?:-\)
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Hi Patti,

If you use View=>Toolbars=>Picture (it normally
comes up on its own when you select a picture
in a document) you'll see a tool that looks like
a pencil eraser. That's the transparency tool.
If you 'swipe' it over the white area around the
Texas map it will allow text to be seen through that
area when you put the graphic in a layout wrap such
as In front of text.

There can be differences in inserting graphics from
the clipboard, dragging and inserting/linking from a
saved diskfile as the first two can embed links to
the original source (if from, for example, a web page)
or a link to the original editing app, which can be
useful for editing a frequently changing or not yet
final graphic, but can also grow the file size of the
Word document.

"patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote in message news:ePaAYWobFHA.2440@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi Bob
First, using Photoshop as the editor, I clicked the move tool and dragged
the image into Word. When I clicked edit wrap points I got the handles still
keeping the white space.

After your email, I tried clicking on the red edit wrap points box around
the image and see you can add and move those points!!! I did not know that.
I have tried it on other shapes and success. I also tried it on the Texas
image you suggested and it worked too. Thanks so very much!!

Do you think it makes a difference to cut and paste or insert>Picture>From
File?

I do not know what you mean by the Picture toolbar transparency tool. I do
not find it in help on Word or Photoshop?
Thanks again for your help.
Patti >>
--
Let us know if this helped you,

Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

*Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
http://microsoft.com/events/series/administrativetipsandtricks.mspx

patti
07-10-2005, 12:03 AM
Thanks Bob,
Guess I will never really know Word but I keep trying. Thanks to the group,
I learn something new all the time.
Patti

"Bob Buckland ?:-)" <75214.226(At Beautiful Downtown)compuserve.com> wrote
in message news:uo5KbKrbFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Patti,
>
> If you use View=>Toolbars=>Picture (it normally
> comes up on its own when you select a picture
> in a document) you'll see a tool that looks like
> a pencil eraser. That's the transparency tool.
> If you 'swipe' it over the white area around the
> Texas map it will allow text to be seen through that
> area when you put the graphic in a layout wrap such
> as In front of text.
>
> There can be differences in inserting graphics from
> the clipboard, dragging and inserting/linking from a
> saved diskfile as the first two can embed links to
> the original source (if from, for example, a web page)
> or a link to the original editing app, which can be
> useful for editing a frequently changing or not yet
> final graphic, but can also grow the file size of the
> Word document.
>
> "patti" <patti@freeola.com> wrote in message
> news:ePaAYWobFHA.2440@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Bob
> First, using Photoshop as the editor, I clicked the move tool and dragged
> the image into Word. When I clicked edit wrap points I got the handles
> still
> keeping the white space.
>
> After your email, I tried clicking on the red edit wrap points box around
> the image and see you can add and move those points!!! I did not know
> that.
> I have tried it on other shapes and success. I also tried it on the Texas
> image you suggested and it worked too. Thanks so very much!!
>
> Do you think it makes a difference to cut and paste or insert>Picture>From
> File?
>
> I do not know what you mean by the Picture toolbar transparency tool. I
> do
> not find it in help on Word or Photoshop?
> Thanks again for your help.
> Patti >>
> --
> Let us know if this helped you,
>
> Bob Buckland ?:-)
> MS Office System Products MVP
>
> *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*
>
> For Everyday MS Office tips to "use right away" -
> http://microsoft.com/events/series/administrativetipsandtricks.mspx
>
>
>
>


Map of Texas - shape