Working with 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.

Introduction

Working with Text BoxesYou may want to insert a text box into your document to draw attention to specific text or to give you the ability to easily move text around within a document.

In this lesson, you will learn how to insert a text box and format it in various ways, including resizing and moving it and changing the text box shape, color, and outline.

Text boxes

To insert a text box:

Draw Text Box

To change text box style:

Format Tab
Text Box Styles

To change shape fill:

Shape Fill

To change the shape outline:

Shape Outline

To change the text box shape:

Change Shape

To move a text box:

To resize a text box:

If you drag the blue sizing handles on any of the four corners, the text box will resize in the same proportions. The sizing handles on the top or bottom of the text box will allow you to resize vertically, while the handles on the left and right sides will resize the text box horizontally.

Challenge!

Use the flyer or any other Word document you choose to complete this challenge.