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TextBkgndTrans Cell (Text Block Format Section)

Office 2007

Determines the transparency level for the background color of the shape's text block.


0 - 100

Represents the percentage of transparency. The default is 0% (completely opaque).


Values are rounded to the nearest half percent. A value of 100% is completely transparent. Although a shape with a completely transparent text background appears the same as a shape with no text background on the drawing page, it will interact with other objects on the page in the same ways as if its transparency is 0%.

You can also set this value using the slider control in the Text Format dialog box (click Text on the Format menu, then select the Text Block tab).

To get a reference to the TextBkgndTrans cell by name from another formula, or from a program using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:


To get a reference to the TextBkgndTrans cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:


Cell index: