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Word 2003: Working with Text Boxes

Word 2003: Working with Text Boxes

Text boxes are used primarily in a program like PowerPoint to place text. You can use text boxes in a similar way in Word. They provide a nice way to add sidebars and other pieces of text that, once typed, can be moved and placed as though the text were a stand alone image.

Inserting a Text Box

     
  1. Choose Insert from the Menu bar
     
  2.  
  3. Choose Text Box
     
  4.  
  5. Either click once to set your text box or click and drag to draw your text box
     

Linking Text Boxes

Linking text boxes is really beneficial when creating documents like newsletters when information on page one may need to flow to an entirely different page.

Creating a Text Box Link
     
  1. Select the first text box
     
  2.  
  3. Right-click the edge of the selected text box
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Create text box link
     
  6.  
  7. Click inside the second text box
     
Breaking a Text Box Link
     
  1. Select the first text box
     
  2.  
  3. Right-click the edge of the selected text box
     
  4.  
  5. Choose Break forward link