Adding Text Boxes

In Publisher 2003 text boxes are used to add content to your publication. Learn how to add them in this free lesson.


By the end of this module, you should be able to:

Inserting text boxes

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In addition to all the options available for changing and formatting text, Publisher allows you to insert as many text boxes as you want into your publications.

To insert a text box:

Using the AutoFit option

While you can always adjust the text in a text box by using the font tools on the Formatting toolbar, Publisher allows you to AutoFit text so it will shrink or expand automatically when you resize the text box.

AutoFit text

Get Started Once you are done working with a text box, click anywhere outside of the box to deselect it.


Use the publication you created in the last challenge, or create a new blank publication to complete this challenge.