<twoCellAnchor> (Two Cell Anchor Shape Size)

This element specifies a two cell anchor placeholder for a group, a shape, or a drawing element. It moves with cells and its extents are in EMU units.

Parent Elements


Child Elements


<clientData> (Client Data)


<cxnSp> (Connection Shape)


<from> (Starting Anchor Point)


<graphicFrame> (Graphic Frame)


<grpSp> (Group Shape)


<pic> (Picture)


<sp> (Shape)


<to> (Ending Anchor Point)




<editAs> (Positioning and Resizing Behaviors)

Specifies how the DrawingML contents shall be moved and/or resized when the rows and columns between its start and ending anchor (the <from> and <to> child elements) are resized, or have additional rows/columns inserted within them, or additional row/columns are added before them. The behaviors are discussed in the simple type referenced below.

If this attribute is omitted, then its default value shall be assumed to be twoCell.

<ws:twoCellAnchor editAs="absolute">

The @editAs attribute has a value of absolute, which specifies that the sizing of this object shall not change, instead the anchor locations should be moved as needed to maintain the same size and position. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_EditAs simple type (§

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_TwoCellAnchor">
	<element name="from" type="CT_Marker"/>
	<element name="to" type="CT_Marker"/>
	<group ref="EG_ObjectChoices"/>
	<element name="clientData" type="CT_AnchorClientData" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<attribute name="editAs" type="ST_EditAs" use="optional" default="twoCell"/>