How to make connector lines attach to the center of a shape?



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Re: How to make connector lines attach to the center of a shape?

Postby CyberTaz » Thu, 07 Sep 2006 22:51:20 GMT

The only AutoSahpe Flowchart Symbol that offers a connection point anywhere 
other than on the edge is the Collate symbol. AFAIK that can't be modified. 
You might look into Visio or other flowcharting software to create your 
charts, then insert them into a Word doc.
HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

How to make connector lines attach to the center of a shape?

Postby SXNtZWxzdGFy » Fri, 08 Sep 2006 03:51:02 GMT

Does the connector port technology (blue circles) have this capability?

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