How to Insert a Text Box in MS Word

Text box allows you to control the position of a block of text in your document. You can also format them with borders and shading. The two commonly used methods to insert Text Boxes are given below:

Method 1:

  • Select the Insert tab
  • Locate the Text group
  • Click the Text Box button
  • It displays Built-In text box menu and an option to draw table
  • With a left click select the desired text box format from the menu

Method 2:

  • Select ‘Draw Text Box’ option
  • A cross shaped cursor appears
  • Left click the mouse and holding it down drag it to draw the box of desired dimensions
  • See the image:

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