Insert a Text Box in Microsoft Word 2010

Edited by Thor, Jen M, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to insert a text box into a document in Microsoft Word 2010. To do this, I'm going to be using Hotkey commands which will help us to work more efficiently and at a faster pace.

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    First thing we need to do is select where in the document we would like to insert the text box
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    To do this I can press enter to scroll down, backspace to scroll back up, and tap to move sideways. To select and insert a text box we're going to use the Alt key.
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    Press Alt, this brings up a selection of letters related to each section
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    If I press N for Insert, which is the selection we need, it brings us into the Insert section.
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    All these subsections are now highlighted with a letter related to them if we press the letter we can activate each subsection
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    I need the textbox subsection, so I'm going to press the X button. This brings up the text box subsections.
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    To scroll through them, I can use the arrow key until I find an option that appeals to me
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    Now I can press enter and now we have the text box.
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    Now I can write in the text box
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    You can change the font, colours, or anything you require such as shape fill
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    We can also increase the size and rotate the box as we need
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    With this function, the text stays in the same place.
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    Now if we highlight the box, we can delete it by pressing Delete on the keypad
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    The alternative is pressing Alt again, going into the insert section with N
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    We're going to select the subsection for the text box using X, and down at the bottom you can see some options M, D and V.
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    Drawing a vertical text box is activated by pressing V
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    The cursor is now across and we can create a text box of any size, and the text is written vertically.
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    Now we can rotate the box and the text rotates with it
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    If you need something on an angle this is the option you'll need to select. If you select the normal option the text will not rotate if you rotate the box.
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    This has been a video on how to insert a text box into a Microsoft Word document using Hotkey commands
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Recent edits by: Jen M, Thor

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