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.
First thing we need to do is select where in the document we would like to insert the text box. 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.
Press Alt, this brings up a selection of letters related to each section. If I press N for Insert, which is the selection we need, it brings us into the Insert section.
All these subsections are now highlighted with a letter related to them if we press the letter we can activate each subsection. I need the textbox subsection, so I'm going to press the X button. This brings up the text box subsections.
To scroll through them, I can use the arrow key until I find an option that appeals to me. Now I can press enter and now we have the text box.
Now I can write in the text box.
You can change the font, colours, or anything you require such as shape fill.
We can also increase the size and rotate the box as we need. With this function, the text stays in the same place.
Now if we highlight the box, we can delete it by pressing Delete on the keypad.
The alternative is pressing Alt again, going into the insert section with N. 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.
Drawing a vertical text box is activated by pressing V. The cursor is now across and we can create a text box of any size, and the text is written vertically.
Now we can rotate the box and the text rotates with it. 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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Video: Insert a Text Box in Microsoft Word 2010
Recent edits by: Jen M, Thor