Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with text boxes
Working with text boxes
A text box is a rectangular shape that allows you to insert text within it. In a worksheet, you
can use a text box to call attention to a graphic or explain a chart. In this exercise, you’ll add
a text box to further explain a chart.
To open the i le you need for this lesson:
Choose File > Open and navigate to the Excel08lessons folder.
Click excel0806 and then click Open.
Select File > Save As. Excel displays the Save As dialog box.
In the Save As text box, type excel0806_done and then click Save.
Adding a text box
A text box behaves like other graphic objects in that you can move and format it, although it
is unlike other graphics because you can add text and format the text within it.
On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Text Box (
Click the top-left corner of cell A10; drag over to the right edge of cell A10 and down to
the bottom of row 20, and then release the mouse button. Excel displays the Home tab
on the Ribbon.
Double click cell A21, then click and drag to select all the text. Press Ctrl+X to cut the
selected text.
Click in the upper-left corner of the text box created, and press Ctrl+V. Excel pastes the
paragraph into the text box.
Resizing and formatting a text box
After adding a text box, you can format the text by changing the font style, font size, and
many other characteristics of the text box.
To change the formatting of the text within a text box, use the Font and Alignment groups
on the Home tab.
Use the Font and Alignment tools to format text within
a text box.
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