Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Adding the rest of your stories
Text boxes can seem to behave irrationally when you move articles around.
Sometimes, they’ll stubbornly sit there and won’t move when you want them to. Other
times, you’ll be moving something unrelated, and they’ll dash off after it. The
reason is that text boxes are anchored to a particular paragraph in the document. If
that paragraph moves, so, too, will your text box.
To fi nd out where your text box is anchored, click the show symbols button (see
Figure 2.4), and click on your text box. You will see an anchor beside the paragraph
that Word thinks the text box belongs with. You can click on this anchor and move
it to the best paragraph for the text box to be anchored with. If you’ve used a text
box to put some details in a box inside a story, for example, you might want to
anchor the text box to the start of that story so it will move whenever the story does.
In-line images are also anchored to a particular paragraph, so if your images
seem to jump all over the place, check where they are anchored, using the
same technique as for text boxes.
If you want to remove a text box, click on its edge and then press the Del key on
your keyboard. The text box and its content will both be deleted.
It’s safe to experiment with Word, so why not see what you can discover? As
long as you’ve got a clean version of your newsletter saved, you’ve got
nothing to lose.
Adding the rest of your stories
As you have probably noticed, making changes to the styles and spacing can have
a dramatic effect on how well your stories fi t the page. That’s why it’s a good idea to
get the design right fi rst, using just a couple of stories, before you add any more in.
Now that you’ve learned about all the layout options and established the styles
you’ll use throughout, it’s safe to paste in the rest of your stories. Try to lay out the
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