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When I angle the text, the column rectangle doesn't slant.

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Is this in a graph or just within the spreadsheet view? – Chris Thompson Oct 21 '11 at 16:00
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After you angle the text, add a border (Format Cell, click on the alignment tab & then choose the number of degrees you want your oblique headings to be at); that will give it the slanted appearance that I think you're looking for:

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It doesn't seem to work for me! I'm in Excel 2k3 – Kaiser Advisor Oct 21 '11 at 16:13
It didn't seem to work for me in Excel 2k3 until I unmerged my cells. Thanks for your help! – Kaiser Advisor Oct 21 '11 at 16:20

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