Text boxes convert to multiple linked text boxes

Cause: The document was opened in Word for Windows or earlier versions of Word for Mac.

Solution:    Remove text wrapping from the overlapping objects.

  1. Click the objects that overlap the text box.

  2. Click the Format tab, under Arrange, click Wrap Text, and then click In Front of Text.

    Word Arrange group

Solution:    Turn off text wrapping for the text box.

  1. Click the text box that contains the wrapping text.

  2. Click the Format tab, under Arrange, click Wrap Text, and then click More Layout Options.

    Word Arrange group

  3. On the Position tab, under Options, clear the Wrap text within text boxes for overlay objects check box.

Solution:    Turn off text wrapping for the text box. [Compatibility Mode]

  1. Click the text box that contains the wrapping text.

  2. Click the Format tab, and then under Arrange, click Position, and then click More Layout Options.

    Word Arrange group

  3. On the Position tab, under Options, clear the Wrap text within text boxes for overlay objects check box.

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