How to Add Your Own Text Within Microsoft Office Templates

Ever been frustrated by trying to create a brochure or flyer in Microsoft Word? To create your own great-looking marketing materials using Microsoft Word and Publisher, start with a template to give yourself a head start.

Steps

  1. 1
    Replace placeholder text.
    • Click on the text box, select the text within it and replace it with your own. Re-size the text box as needed to accommodate your copy.
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    • Duplicating an existing text box. Duplicate an existing text box to retain its text formatting.
    • Select the text box by clicking on the edge of the text box.
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    • Press and hold CTRL, click the edge and drag the text box to the desired location.
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  2. 2
    Insert a new text box.
    • On the Insert menu, click Text Box.
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    • Click and drag in your document where you want to insert the text box.
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    • On the Tools menu, click Options, then click the General tab.
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    • Clear the ‘Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting AutoShapes’ check box.
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  3. 3
    Delete a text box.
    • Select the text box by clicking on the edge of the text box,
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    • then press delete on the keyboard.
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  4. 4
    Change the wrapping style of a text box. Change the wrapping style of a text box to freely place it on the page and to layer it in front of or behind others.
    • Select the text box you want to change.
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    • Right Click on the text box and click "Format Text Box".
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    • On layout tab, click ‘In front of text’ for the wrapping style (‘None’ for Publisher), then click OK.
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    • Move the text box where you want.
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  5. 5
    Move a text box forward or backward.
    • Layer text boxes on top of one another to create special effects.
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    • Select the text box you want to move forward or backward.
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    • Right click on the selected text box go to "Order" and then select which action you want to be done on the textbox.
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Tips

  • For Word 2003, turn the drawing canvas off before inserting text boxes and pictures.
  • To display a toolbar:
    1. From the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click the toolbar you need.
    2. Move the toolbar to where you want it.

Article Info

Categories: Office