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Linking Text Boxes to Flow Text
4. To link a third text box, click the text box that you just linked to the first text box, click
Create Link, and then click the third text box.
You can create a chain of linked text boxes using this method.
If you click Create Link and then decide not to link to another box, press Esc to
cancel the linking process.
5. Once you link your text boxes, click in the first text box and insert text by typing or
pasting content.
For an efficient method to use for lengthy content, see the following Inside Out tip titled
“Linked Text Boxes: Room to Edit.”
If you have a complete story that’s ready to low into text boxes, you can insert the
story into the text boxes while you link them. To do this, insert your story into the first
text box and then link to the next text box as described in Steps 1–3. When you use this
approach, the text lows into the text boxes while you link them.
Linked Text Boxes: Room to Edit
If the document you are creating is more of a newsletter-style document that will
contain a series of linked text boxes, then consider typing and editing the text content in
another Word document so you can format and perform fine-tune tasks in a larger
editing area. After your text boxes are created and linked, you can insert the content of
the document and populate the linked text boxes. To insert the file content, select the
first linked text box and navigate to the Insert tab. Click the arrow next to Object, click
the Text From File command, select your document, and then click Insert to insert the
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