Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 23-1: The Symbol dialog box.
Spice Up Your Document with a Text Box
A text box is a graphical element that contains — hold your breath, wait for it, wait — text. The text
can be used as a decorative element (as a pull quote ) to highlight a passage of text on the page, or it
can be simply an information box or an aside, such as those that litter the pages of USA Today. The
primary purpose of the text box is to prevent your document from becoming what graphic designers
refer to as the dreaded Great Wall of Text.
Text boxes are easily shoved into a document by following these steps:
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. In the Text group, choose Text Box.
3. Choose a preformatted text box from the list.
The text box is splashed onto the current page in your document.
4. Rewrite the text in the box.
The Drawing Tools Format tab appears whenever a text box is ready for editing on the screen. The
tab hosts a hoard of text box formatting and style commands. Most of them are similar, if not