Add text and link text boxes in Publisher

Add text to your publication by inserting a text box first. Most templates contain text boxes you can fill in, but you can also add your own text boxes.

First: Add a text box

  1. Click Home > Draw Text Box, and drag the cross shaped cursor to draw a box where you want text.

    Screenshot of the Draw text box in Publisher.

  2. Type text in the text box.

    If the text you type is too long for the text box, you can make the text box bigger, or link it to another text box.

Second: Link your text boxes

You can link text boxes so that text flows from one box to another.

  1. When a text box has too much text, a little box with ellipses appears in the lower right of the text box.

    Screenshot of the text box overflow in Publisher.

  2. Create a new text box.

  3. Click the overflow indicator and your cursor becomes a pitcher. text box linking pitcher, used to link text boxes.

  4. Move to the new text box and click.

The overflow text will show up in the new text box.

Now as you add text, words flow from one text box to another. If you run out of room in the second box you can link to another text box, and the text will flow through all three boxes.

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