Insert Text Box In MS Word Chapter 45

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Insert Text Box In MS Word Chapter 45

Add, copy, or delete a Text Box in MS Word

Add a text box in MS Word

To learn how to add a text box, select an application from the drop-down list.

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box, and then select one of the pre-formatted text boxes from the list, click More Text Boxes from, or click Draw Text Box.

    Text Box button in the Text group

  2. If you click Draw Text Box, click in the document, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.
  3. To add text, click inside the box and type or your paste text.

If you aren’t using a mouse

  1. Press and release ALT, N, and then press X.
  2. Press the arrow keys to select the text box that you want, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type the text that you want.
  4. When you are finished typing and want to switch back to editing text in your document, press ESC.


    • To format the text in the text box, select the text, and then use the formatting options in the Font group on the Home tab.

      Options in the Font group

      To format the text box itself, use the commands on the Format contextual tab, which appears under Drawing Tools when you select a text box.

    • To position the text box, click it, and then when the pointer becomes a Four-headed arrow , drag the text box to a new location.
    • You can also change or remove a border from a text box or shapechange or remove a text box or shape border.
    • If you have multiple text boxes, you can link them together so that text will flow from one box to another. Click one of the text boxes and on the Format tab, under Drawing Tools, in the Text group, click Create Link.

      The Format tab under Drawing Tools in the Word 2010 ribbon.


Copy a text box in MS Word

  1. Click the border of the text box that you want to copy.
  2. Press Ctrl+C.

    NOTE: Make sure the pointer is on the border of the text box, not inside it. If the pointer is inside, pressing Ctrl+C will copy the text, not the text box.

  3. Select a location and press Ctrl+V to paste the text box.

Delete a text box in MS Word

  • Click the border of the text box that you want to delete, and then press Delete.

    NOTE: Make sure the pointer is on the border of the text box and not inside it. If the pointer is inside the box, pressing Delete will delete the text inside the text box, not the box.

    The video above has been made me by me and the text is from a Microsoft Blog 

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