Sunday, 11 May 2014

How to Add Text Boxes in Microsoft Word 2007?

It is very easy to use the feature of text boxes in Microsoft Word 2007 and above. You are able to place as well as manage text boxes wherever you want in a document. You can also format the text boxes with borders, shading etc using the different tools available. 

There are numerous tools given providing different options for size, colour, style etc for text boxes in Microsoft Word 2007 and above. 

Follow these simple steps to add and format text boxes in Microsoft Word:

  • Click on the Insert tab.
  • Choose the Text Box option.
  • There are two ways you can add text boxes in Microsoft Word
  • You can choose from the given formats in a scroll-down list or you can choose the option of drawing your own text box.
  • You can see the option of Draw Text Box at the bottom. Click on it if you want to draw your own box.

  • You have to click and then drag the mouse to the place you want to add the text box.
  • It is also very easy to resize it by using the same technique of clicking and dragging.
  • Now you can format the text box from the Format tab which will appear after you draw your text box.
  • You can select the style of the text box, add shadow as well as 3-D effects, resize and arrange your textbox from the tool bar.
  • Change the shape by clicking on the following button and selecting the desired shape from the list. The border of the text box can also be changed.
  • If you want to further format the text box, right click on its border and select Format Text Box option.
  • You can choose different tabs and control the advanced settings of your text box. When you are finished with your settings, click on the Ok button.
  • You can add text boxes in order to enhance a certain part of the document used for business or educational purpose. They can also prove helpful in highlighting text in documents prepared for presentations.

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