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.

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.