Working with Shapes and Textboxes

Working with Shapes and Textboxes

How to

Add shapes

Shapes can help you make diagrams, charts or sketches.

To add shapes,

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Under Pictures & Tables, click Shapes.
  3. Select the shape you want from the list. You can also create custom shapes by selecting the Custom Shapes option from the list.
  4. Now, click where you want to insert the shape. Drag the cursor and adjust the size. Let go when you're done.

Insert a text box

A text box can be used to provide bits of information, like a note or a tip.

To insert a text box

  1. Click More > Insert tab.
  2. Place the cursor where you want to insert the text box and navigate to Insert.
  3. Under Pictures & Tables, click Text Box.
  4. The text box is now inserted in the desired place and you can also move it around wherever you want it to be.

Format text inside textbox

Managing text alignment inside a Text Box is quite easy.

  1. Once you've inserted the Text Box, the 'Shape Properties' window will open.
  2. Under the header Texts, click on Wrap Type.
  3. Two options will be listed. 1. Square. 2. In front of the text.
  4. Select square if you want the text inside to remain as it is.
  5. "In front of the text" is mostly used when you use images inside the Text Box space. In that case, the text below will wrap itself over the image.


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