Make the background of a text box invisible

Keywords    textbox; hide text box; clear background; no background

If you’re layering text on top of a picture, chart, or other graphic, you may want to remove the background color and border of the text box, so that the text appears to float on top, rather than appearing inside the text box.

This article discusses making the background of a text box invisible. If you’re trying to make something else invisible, you may find the following links useful.

Which 2007 Office release program are you using?

PowerPoint

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

  1. Right-click the text box that you want to make invisible.

    If you want to change multiple text boxes, click the first text box or shape, and then press and hold SHIFT while you click the other text boxes.

  2. On the shortcut menu, click Format Shape.

  3. On the Fill tab, click No Fill.

  4. On the Line Color tab, click No Line.

  5. Click Close.

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Word

  1. Right-click the text box that you want to make invisible.

    If you want to change multiple text boxes, click the first text box or shape, and then press and hold SHIFT while you click the other text boxes.

  2. On the shortcut menu, click Format Text Box.

  3. On the Colors and Lines tab, in the Fill section, click the arrow next to Color, and then click No Color.

  4. On the Colors and Lines tab, in the Line section, click the arrow next to Color, and then click No Color.

  5. Click OK.

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Excel

  1. Right-click the text box that you want to make invisible.

    If you want to change multiple text boxes, click the first text box or shape, and then press and hold SHIFT while you click the other text boxes.

  2. On the shortcut menu, click Format Shape.

  3. On the Fill tab, click No Fill.

  4. On the Line Color tab, click No Line.

  5. Click Close.

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Applies To: Excel 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Word 2007



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