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Complete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt

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Text box Text Box can be helpful in drawing the reader's attention to specific texts. They can also be useful when you need to move text within your document. Word 2013 allows you to format text boxes Text Box and text inside them like WordArt.

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How to insert Text Box and WordArt in Word 2013:

  • A. Insert the Text Box [ul]
  • I. Move the Text Box text box:
  • II. Resize the Text Box
  • B. Change the Text box
    • I. Change the text box shape:
    • II. Change color
    • III. Change the border
    • IV. Change style
    • V. Change shadow effects
  • C. 3D effect
    • I. Use 3-D Rotation:
    • II. Use Bevel:
  • D. Create WordArt
    • I. Apply quick styles to your text
    • II. Convert plain text to WordArt:
    • III. Convert text
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    A. Insert the Text Box

    1. Select the tab Insert, then click the command Text Box in the group Text.

    Complete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt

    2. A drop-down menu will appear. Choose Draw Text Box.

    Complete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt

    3. Click, hold and drag to create a text box.

    Complete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt

    4. The insertion point appears inside the text box. You can enter to create text in the text box.

    Complete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt

    5. If desired, you can select the text and then change the font, color, and size using the commands on the Home tab.

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    6. Click anywhere outside the text box to return to your text.

    • You can also select one of the generated text boxes including predefined color, font, position and size. If you select this option, the text box will appear automatically, so you won't need to draw it anymore.

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    I. Move the Text Box text box:

    1. Click the Text box you want to move.

    2. Hover your mouse over one of the edges of the text box. The mouse pointer will change to 4 arrow iconComplete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt.

    3. Click, hold and drag the text box to the desired position.

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    II. Resize the Text Box

    1. Click the text box that you want to resize.

    2. Click, hold, and drag any of the round handles on the corner or edge of the text box until the size you want.Complete Guide Word 2013 (Part 18): How to insert Text Box and WordArt

    B. Change the Text box

    Word 2013 Provides many options for changing the way text boxes appear in your documents. You can change the shape, style, and color of the text boxes. Also, when you want to add a smaller size you can add shadow effects.

    I. Change the text box shape:

    Change the shape of the Text box text boxCan be a useful option for giving an interesting look in your document text.

    Choosing a shape style allows you to apply colors and effects to quickly change the appearance of the box Text Box.

    1. Select the text box that you want to change. Tab Format will appear.

    2. From the tab Format, click on the command Edit Shape.

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    3. Hover over Change Shape, then choose the desired shape from the menu that appears.

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    4. The text box text box will appear in the shape you selected.

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    II. Change color

    1. Select the text box that you want to change.

    2. On the tab FormatClick the drop-down arrow Shape Fill. Drop-down menu Shape Fill will appear.

    3. Select the color you want to use. To see more color options, select More Fill Colors.

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    4. The text box text box will appear in the fill color you selected.

    • If you want to use a different color style, select Gradient or Texture from the drop-down menu. You can also choose No Fill to make it transparent.

    III. Change the border

    1. Select the text box text box you want to change.

    2. On the tab FormatClick the drop-down arrow Shape Outline. Menu Shape Outline will appear.

    3. Select the color you want to use. If you want, you can choose a colorless border No Outline.

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    4. The text box text box will appear in the selected border color.

    • From the drop-down menu you can change the border color, thickness, and dashed line.

    IV. Change style

    Choose a style that allows you to apply existing colors and effects to quickly change the appearance of the text box.

    1. Select the text box text box you want to change.

    2. On the tab FormatClick the drop-down arrow More in the group Shape Styles.

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    3. A drop-down menu will appear. Select the style you want to use.

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    4. The text box will appear in the selected style.

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    V. Change shadow effects

    Adding a shadow to a shape can make it appear as if it were floating on the page and help increase contrast between the shape and the background.

    1. Select the text box text box you want to change.

    2. On the tab FormatClick the drop-down arrow Shape Effects. In the menu that appears, select the ball you want to use.

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    3. The shape will appear with the shadow selected.

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    • To adjust shadow color, size, distance, and more, select Shadow Options from the drop-down menu. Format Shape will appear.

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    C. 3D effect

    There are two types of effects you can apply to text boxes to create 3D application: 3-D Rotation and Bevel. 3-D Rotation makes the text boxes appear as if you were looking at the text box from a different angle. Still Bevel effect adds thickness and rounded edges to text boxes.

    I. Use 3-D Rotation:

    1. Select the text box that you want to change.

    2. On the tabFormatClick the drop-down arrow Shape Effects. In the menu that appears, select the desired 3-D Rotation effect.

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    3. The text box text box will appear in the selected 3-D Rotation effect.

    • If desired, you can customize 3-D Rotation. Choose 3-D Rotation Options… from drop-down menus and panes Format Shape will appear. From here, you can adjust the rotation values.

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    II. Use Bevel:

    1. Select the text box that you want to change.

    2. On the tab FormatClick the drop-down arrow Shape Effects. In the menu that appears, select the desired bevel preset.

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    3. The text box text box will appear in the selected bevel effect.

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    • If you've changed the shape of the text box, it's important to note The bevel effect doesn't work with all shapes.
    • If desired, you can customize the bevel effect. Choose 3-D Options ... from the drop-down menu. Format Shape will appear. From here you can change the width, height and depth of a bevel.

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    D. Create WordArt

    In addition to adding effects to text box text box, you can add effects to text inside text box, known as WordArt. Most of the types of effects you can add are like the ones you can add to drawings or text boxes (like shadow effects, bevel effects, ...). However, you can also convert text to create a wavy, tilted, or zoomed look.

    In general, you should not use it WordArt in other official documents such as resumes and cover letters as it may appear informal.

    I. Apply quick styles to your text

    Quick style will automatically apply several effects to your text at once. You can then refine the look of your text by adding or modifying text effects.

    1. Select the text box text box or select some text inside the text box.

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    2. On the tab Format, click on the command Quick Styles in the group WordArt Styles. A drop-down menu of text styles will appear. Select the style you want to use.

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    3. The text will appear in the selected style. If you want, you can change the font or font color from the tab Home.

    II. Convert plain text to WordArt:

    For formatted text WordArt, it must be in a text box. However, there is a shortcut that allows you to convert text into WordArt even if it's not in a text box.

    1. Select the text you want to convert, and then click the tab Insert.

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    2. Click the drop-down arrow WordArt in the group Text. A drop-down menu of styles WordArt will appear. Select the style you want to use.

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    3. Word will automatically create a text box for the text and the text will appear in the selected style. If you want, you can change the font or font color from the tab Home.

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    • Some effects, such as shadow effects, can be added from the menu Text Effects in the tab Home. When you add effects this way, it won't place the text in a text box.

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    III. Convert text

    1. Select the text box or select some text inside the text box.

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    2. On the tab FormatClick the drop-down arrow Text Effects in the group WordArt Styles.

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    3. An effect drop-down menu will appear. Hover Transform and choose a transition from the menu that appears.

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    4. The text will change to the style you selected.

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    • If desired, you can add additional effects such as shadow effects, bevel effects and more to the transitional text.

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