Show or hide the Text pane

This article describes how to show or hide the Text pane in your 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.

Show the Text pane in order to add or edit text in your SmartArt graphic, or hide the Text pane to see more of your 2007 Microsoft Office system document while you work on your SmartArt graphic.

  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


  • 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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