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Text Boxes in Microsoft Word

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Changing the Border of Your Text Box
Text Boxes in Microsoft Word
Enter text in the box by clicking and typing in the box. Text in the box can be formatted like other text in your document.

You can apply character and paragraph formatting. And you can use styles. You can’t use some formatting, such as columns, page breaks, and drop caps. Text boxes can’t contain Tables of contents, comments, or footnotes.

Text boxes are white with a thin black border. Change the border by clicking the Line button on the Drawing toolbar. Select a color from the chart or click More Line Colors for more choices. You can change the border style with the Patterned Lines button.

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