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Creating Text Boxes in Microsoft Word 2007

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Inserting a Text Box
Word 2007's gallery of text box styles

When you click the Text Box button on the Insert ribbon in Word 2007, you'll see a gallery of text box styles from which to choose.

Text boxes will give you control over the position of a block of text in your document. You can place text boxes anywhere in the document and format them with shading and borders.

Additionally, you can link text boxes so that the contents flow between the boxes automatically.

To insert a text box in your Word 2007 document, open the Insert Ribbon. In the Text section, click the Text Box button.

You will see a gallery of pre-formatted text boxes. These are an easy way to add well-designed text boxes to your document. Scroll through the list and click one to insert it in your document.

You can also draw your own text box. To draw your own text box, click Draw text box. Position the cursor where you would like to place the corner of your text box. Click and drag to draw your text box.

Your text box appears with a border that you can use to resize or reposition the text box.
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