To insert a text box in Microsoft Word, you can follow these steps:

For Word 2016, 2019, and Microsoft 365:

  1. Open your Word Document:
    • Open the Word document where you want to insert a text box.
  2. Go to the “Insert” Tab:
    • Click on the “Insert” tab in the ribbon at the top of the Word window.
  3. Click on “Text Box”:
    • In the “Text” group, click on the “Text Box” button. This button might also be labeled as “Draw Text Box” or “Simple Text Box,” depending on your version of Word.
  4. Draw the Text Box:
    • Your cursor will turn into a crosshair. Click and drag to draw the text box on the document.
  5. Type Inside the Text Box:
    • Once the text box is inserted, you can click inside it and type your text.
  6. Adjust the Text Box:
    • You can resize the text box by clicking and dragging the handles on its edges.
    • To move the text box, click inside it, and then drag it to the desired location.
    • To format the text box, you can use options in the “Format” tab that appears when the text box is selected.
  7. Format the Text Box:
    • Use the “Format” tab to change the text box’s fill color, outline, and other formatting options.

For Word 2013 and Earlier:

  1. Open your Word Document:
    • Open the Word document where you want to insert a text box.
  2. Go to the “Insert” Tab:
    • Click on the “Insert” tab in the ribbon at the top of the Word window.
  3. Click on “Text Box”:
    • In the “Text” group, click on “Text Box.”
  4. Draw the Text Box:
    • Your cursor will turn into a crosshair. Click and drag to draw the text box on the document.
  5. Type Inside the Text Box:
    • Once the text box is inserted, you can click inside it and type your text.
  6. Adjust the Text Box:
    • You can resize the text box by clicking and dragging the handles on its edges.
    • To move the text box, click inside it, and then drag it to the desired location.
  7. Format the Text Box:
    • Right-click on the text box and choose “Format Text Box” to access formatting options.

These steps should help you insert and work with text boxes in Microsoft Word.

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