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Add, resize, and format text boxes

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Text boxes let you place text anywhere in a document and can be moved, resized, and formatted just like a picture.

Add a text box

  1. Select Insert > Text Box.

  2. Click and drag to draw the text box the size you want.

  3. Type some text.

Resize a text box

  1. Select the text box.

  2. Select one of the handles and drag until the text box is the size you want.

Move a text box

  1. Select the text box.

  2. Select the border and drag text box where you want it.

Format a text box

  1. On the Drawing Tools Format tab, select Shape Fill and select a color.

  2. Select Shape Outline, select Weight, and select a weight.

Copy a text box

  • Select the text box border.

  • Press Ctrl + C to copy it, and Ctrl + V to paste it.

Copy a text box

  • Select the text box border and press Delete.

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Text boxes let you place text anywhere in a file and they can be moved, resized, and formatted just like a picture.

To create a text box, select Insert > Text Box.

Then click and drag to draw the text box, and type some text.

To resize a text box, select one of the handles and drag it until it’s the size you like.

To move a text box, select the border, and drag it to a different spot.

If you’d like to rotate the text box, drag the rotation handle at the top.

You can also change the look.

Select Shape Fill and select a color.

And then select Shape Outline, and a Weight, to make it stand out.

You can also copy and delete text boxes.

Press Ctrl + C to copy it, and Ctrl + V to paste it.

To remove a text box, select the border and press Delete.

Give it a try. Text boxes work similarly in your other Office apps.

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