Text Boxes

Text boxes in Word are used to draw attention to specific text. Use a Word text box to add definition and make it stand out.

Working with text boxes

Certain types of information are best displayed using text boxes. If you create newsletters, flyers, reports, announcements, school projects, or other types of publications, it's good to use Word's text box feature.

Concentrate on your writing before you worry about pasting your text into a text box. Content comes first, then design issues.

To create a text box:

  • Choose InsertactionText Box.
  • The mouse pointer becomes a crosshair Crosshair.
  • Place your insertion point where you want your text box.
  • Left-click and drag the text box until it is the appropriate size. Release the left mouse button when you're ready.

To insert text into a text box:

  • Click once inside the text box.
  • The box is selected, and a blinking insertion point appears inside the box.
  • Begin typing.
  • Format text in the usual manner. Remember to select text first and then make changes.