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Transparency Cell (Character Section)

Office 2007

Determines the transparency level for a range of a shape's text color.


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 completely transparent text appears the same as a shape with no text 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 Font tab).

The Transparency cell contains formatting information applied to a sub-range of a shape's text if the Characters section contains multiple rows. Otherwise, it contains formatting information for all of the shape's text.

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

Cell name:

where i = <1>, 2, 3...

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

Section index:


Row index:

visRowCharacter + i
where i = 0, 1, 2...

Cell index: