Move or resize the SmartArt graphic Text pane

You can change both the size and the location of the Text pane. The Text pane is the pane to the left of a SmartArt graphic, where you can enter and edit the text that appears in your SmartArt graphic.

image of the text pane showing level 1 and level 2 text

Resize the Text pane

  1. Point to any edge of the Text pane.

  2. When the pointer changes to a two-headed arrow , drag to resize the Text pane.

Move the Text pane

  • To move the whole Text pane, drag the top of the pane.


    • Text pane moves are temporary and only persist until you close the Office program you're using, such as Word. When you open the program again, the Text pane appears in its default position at the side of the SmartArt graphic.

    • If you hide the Text pane after moving or resizing it, it appears in its default size and position at the side of the SmartArt graphic when you show it again.

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