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I've had this problem; it's not that rare at all. It depends on the type of
object you're dealing with. I've always been able to solve the problem by
ungrouping the objects in the illustration and then grouping them again.
Then rotation works fine.
Technical Communications Wiseguy - Product Integration
Positron Public Safety Systems Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
e-mail: etownsend -at- positron -dot- qc -dot- ca
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beckton, Jon [SMTP:jbeckton -at- MHS7 -dot- TNS -dot- CO -dot- ZA]
> Sent: Friday, February 19, 1999 5:04 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Rotating grouped drawing objects
> Apologies for the cross-posting.
> I have some simple illustrations created in Word 97 Draw mode in which all
> components are grouped. They are currently landscape and I now need to
> rotate them 90 degrees left so they will fit on a portrait page (ISO "A"
> paper sizes). I've done this dozens of times before with no problem but
> the Free Rotate button and the options under the Draw/Rotate or Flip menu
> are greyed-out.
> I cut the drawing and there are no bits left behind that could cause this.
> have searched archives, surfed to Microsoft's Support pages and done
> everything I can think of with no success. Guys, I'm stumped. Does anyone
> have any idea what's happened here? Please reply off list. It seems such a
> rare thing that it might not be of general interest but I'll summarise any
> responses if you want me to.
> Thanks in (quivering) anticipation,