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.

Moving and resizing text boxes

To resize a text box:

  • Click once on one of the box's borders.
  • The box is now highlighted. Sizing handles (small squares) appear. Hover the mouse pointer over the sizing handle until it turns into a diagonally pointing arrow.
  • Click and drag the sizing handle until the box is the desired size.

To move a text box:

  • Click once on the text box's border.
  • Hover your mouse pointer over the border until it becomes a crosshair with arrows.
    text box with crosshair pointers.
  • Using this crosshair, click and drag the box until it is in the desired location.