Harvey Balls



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  • 5. multiple objects
    Hi Mandy, In Word 2003 the backgrounds can be set to print. In earlier versions one way that you can use to do a tiled background is this: 1. In Tools=>Options=>View turn on [x] Text Boundaries 2. In Tools=>Options=>General (Wd2002) turn off the Drawing Canvas feature 3. Using the zoom choice on the Standard toolbar use the 'Whole page' setting. 4. In View=>Header and Footer view use the rectangle autoshape on the Drawing toolbar and draw a rectangle to fit the dotted line 'text boundaries' on your page. 5. With the rectangle selected use the drop down arrow on the 'fill' icon (paint can) and select 'Fill effects' and choose the 'Textgure' tab. 6. Use the 'Other Texture' button to browse for the picture you want to use as a tile and click [Okay] ============ <<"mandy" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news:0e3c01c367fd$e4b57570$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM ... hi i would like to produce a page backgroung using one odject then tile, like a wrapping paper effect i can do this by copying and distributing and using background but then does not print is there a quick way>> -- I hope this helps you, Bob Buckland ?:-) MS Office System Products MVP *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

Harvey Balls

Postby G. Boyles » Fri, 03 Oct 2003 05:00:49 GMT

Does anyone know where a download of "Harvey Balls" 
(balls with 1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 shading)can be found.  I have 
them as pictures, but the color cannot be changed and 
they are on a square background which cannot be changed.I 
have checked all items on the symbols menu and they are 
not there.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

Re: Harvey Balls

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Fri, 03 Oct 2003 12:28:43 GMT

I should think these would be pretty easy to create using the drawing tools.
Insert a circle AutoShape with No Fill and the desired line color. Then use
the Arc AutoShape to drag a circular arc the same size and the desired
angle; when you fill it with a color, it will fill the   or that you
drew. Align and group the two objects. Save as an AutoText entry.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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> Does anyone know where a download of "Harvey Balls>
> (balls with 1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 shading)can be found.  I hav>
> them as pictures, but the color cannot be changed an>
> they are on a square background which cannot be changed.>
> have checked all items on the symbols menu and they ar>
> not there>
> Thanks for any help anyone can give.

Re: Harvey Balls

Postby Bob Buckland ?:-) » Tue, 07 Oct 2003 01:28:30 GMT

Hi G.,

To add to Suzanne's reply, here are a couple of
additional possibilities that may work for you.

You can download the set of Harvey Ball graphics
from this website as one option.

You may also be able to use a dingbat font, such as
'Pie Charts' from   http://www.**--****.com/ 

You can also use Insert=>Picture=>Chart and use
a pie chart with two values/two colors to create
the 'ball' fill that you want.


Does anyone know where a download of "Harvey Balls"
(balls with 1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 shading)can be found.  I have
them as pictures, but the color cannot be changed and
they are on a square background which cannot be changed.I
have checked all items on the symbols menu and they are
not there.

Thanks for any help anyone can give. >>
Bob  Buckland  ?:-)   MS Office Products family MVP
     *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*


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