Show or hide the SmartArt Text pane

Show the Text pane to add or edit text in your SmartArt graphic, or hide the Text pane to see more of your document, worksheet, or presentation while you work on a SmartArt graphic.

For more information about SmartArt graphics, see Choose a SmartArt graphic.

For information about hiding text in a document, see Show or hide comments or tracked changes. For information about how to change a text box border, see Change or remove a text box or shape border.

  1. Click the SmartArt graphic.

  2. Click the Design tab, and then click Text Pane.

    Click Design, and then click Text pane

Tips    

  • You can close the Text pane by clicking Close in the upper-right corner of the Text pane.

  • You can show the Text pane by clicking the control.

    text pane control

  • You can resize or move the Text pane.

  1. Click the SmartArt graphic.

  2. Under SmartArt Tools, on the Design tab, in the Create Graphic group, click Text Pane.

    SmartArt Tools Design tab image

Tips    

  • You can close the Text pane by clicking Close in the upper-right corner of the Text pane.

  • You can show the Text pane by clicking the control.

    text pane control

  • You can resize or move the Text pane.

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