Insert a text box

  1. On the Insert tab, click Text Box and then select an option from Draw Text Box (where the text aligns horizontally on the page) or Vertical Text Box (where the text aligns vertically on the page).

    On the Insert tab, Text Box is highlighted.

  2. Click in the document, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.

  1. On the Home tab, in the Insert group, click Text Box.

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    On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box.

  2. Click in the slide, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.

  1. On the Insert menu, click Text Box.

  2. Click in the spreadsheet, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.

  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text Box.

    Word Home tab, Insert group

  2. Click in the document, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.

  1. On the Home tab, under Insert, click Text, and then click Text Box.

    Home tab, Insert group

  2. Click in the slide, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.

  1. On the Insert menu, click Text Box.

    Insert Text Box
  2. Click in the spreadsheet, and then drag to draw the text box the size that you want.

See Also

Move, rotate, or group a picture, text box, or other object

Change or remove borders from text boxes or shapes

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