1-866-245-5224 sales@keystonelearning.com

Word 2007: Working with Text Boxes

Word 2007: Working with Text Boxes

Microsoft Word 2007 is rich with funky and sophisticated text boxes you can add to your documents.

TextBoxes.JPG

Figure 48. Text Box Gallery

Inserting a Text Box

1.       Choose the Text Box command in the Text group on the Insert tab

2.       Choose a Text Box style



 

Working with the Format Tab

Once you insert your first text box, you’ll get your first glimpse of yet another Contextual Tab – the Text Box Tools Format Contextual Tab. Many of the groups on this tab have been described in previous sections including Shadow Effects, 3-D Effects, Arrange and Size. But, here are two new groups that have yet to be introduced.

Figure 49. Text Box Tools Format Contextual Tab

               

Figure 50. Text Box Styles Group

On the Text Box Tools Format Contextual Tab is the Text Box Styles group which offers an entire gallery of shape   styles. This gallery is full of cool graphic effects you can add to your text   box and allows you to change the border around your Text Box and the fill   color for the inside of your Text Box.

With the Text group on the   Text Box Tools Format Contextual Tab, you can insert and link multiple text   boxes.

Figure 51. Text Group

 



 

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.

Figure 52. Text Group

Creating a Text Box Link Using the Ribbon

1.       Select the first text box

2.       Click the Create Link command in the Text group on the Text Box Tools Format Contextual tab

3.       Click inside the second text box

Creating a Text Box Link Using the Shortcut Menu

     
  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 Using the Ribbon

1.       Select the first text box

2.       Click the Create Link command in the Text group on the Text Box Tools Format Contextual tab

Breaking a Text Box Link Using the Shortcut Menu

1.       Select the first text box

2.       Right-click the edge of the selected text box

3.       Choose Break forward link