Add text to a shape

As with a text box, you can use a shape as a container for text.

Do any of the following:

Add text to a shape

  1. Click a shape to select it.

  2. Type or paste your text into the shape.

Add text to a shape [compatibility mode]

Compatibility mode indicates that the document was created using an earlier version of Word or saved in an earlier file format.

  1. Click a shape to select it.

  2. Hold down CONTROL , click the shape, and then click Add Text.

  3. Type or paste your text into the shape.

See also

Flow text from one area to another

Add or change a shape

Create a document for use with earlier versions of Word

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