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Drawing a HalfCircle and HalfEllipse (Word 2003)?
Is there any easy was to draw the two objects above? I tried the 'arc' in
the basic shapes, but it's very tricky to manipulate. The little (yellow, white, and green) circles never give me the control I expect. Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA) (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT8 hr std. time) Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet  "When you think about it, electricity is really just organized lightning."  George Carlin Web Page: home.earthlink.net/~mtnviews 
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Drawing a HalfCircle and HalfEllipse (Word 2003)?
The arc is the way to go. To help you draw an exact half, draw a straight
line first. Start at the line and draw an arc (which is onequarter of an ellipse or, pressing Shift, circle), then drag the "free" yellow diamond to the line. You don't need to use the white circles to size the object or the green one to rotate; the size and rotation can be entered directly on the Size tab of the Format AutoShape dialog.  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 followups to the newsgroup so all may benefit. "W. Watson" wrote in message ink.net... Is there any easy was to draw the two objects above? I tried the 'arc' in the basic shapes, but it's very tricky to manipulate. The little (yellow, white, and green) circles never give me the control I expect. Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA) (121.015 Deg. W, 39.262 Deg. N) GMT8 hr std. time) Obz Site: 39° 15' 7" N, 121° 2' 32" W, 2700 feet  "When you think about it, electricity is really just organized lightning."  George Carlin Web Page: home.earthlink.net/~mtnviews 
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Drawing a HalfCircle and HalfEllipse (Word 2003)?
Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
The arc is the way to go. To help you draw an exact half, draw a straight line first. Start at the line and draw an arc (which is onequarter of an ellipse or, pressing Shift, circle), then drag the "free" yellow diamond to the line. You don't need to use the white circles to size the object or the green one to rotate; the size and rotation can be entered directly on the Size tab of the Format AutoShape dialog. I drew a horizontal line about 2" long. I then used ShiftArc and placed the crosshair on the left end of the line, and moved across to the right end, where I released it. That drew a slopping arc rising upward to the right. It looks like it's about 1/4 of something close to an arc of a circle, but not really a circle. I then dragged the left yellow diamond down to the left end of the line and released the cursor. That caused the arc to be similar but about 2/3rds the length as before. I then tried this again, and brought the left diamond to the right end of the line, and got a large ellipse. Isn't either end of the arc free? 
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Drawing a HalfCircle and HalfEllipse (Word 2003)?
I was using a vertical line. Start your arc at the line. When you finish the
arc, the other end will not be on the line (that is the "free" end). The arc you create is by definition one quarter of an ellipse (or a circle if you're pressing Shift when you draw it). You cannot make more than a quarter circle no matter how far you drag it (you just make a larger arc). To make it into a semicircle, you have to grab the diamond on the free end and drag it to the line. If you want a horizontal semicircle, then you can use a horizontal line, but you will be dragging up (or down) instead of right or left as I was.  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 followups to the newsgroup so all may benefit. "W. Watson" wrote in message nk.net... Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote: The arc is the way to go. To help you draw an exact half, draw a straight line first. Start at the line and draw an arc (which is onequarter of an ellipse or, pressing Shift, circle), then drag the "free" yellow diamond to the line. You don't need to use the white circles to size the object or the green one to rotate; the size and rotation can be entered directly on the Size tab of the Format AutoShape dialog. I drew a horizontal line about 2" long. I then used ShiftArc and placed the crosshair on the left end of the line, and moved across to the right end, where I released it. That drew a slopping arc rising upward to the right. It looks like it's about 1/4 of something close to an arc of a circle, but not really a circle. I then dragged the left yellow diamond down to the left end of the line and released the cursor. That caused the arc to be similar but about 2/3rds the length as before. I then tried this again, and brought the left diamond to the right end of the line, and got a large ellipse. Isn't either end of the arc free? 
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