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2007 Microsoft® Office System Inside Out by Microsoft Corporation

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Controlling Text Placement and Formatting with Text Boxes, Shapes, and Frames

When you use Word 2007, you might occasionally find that you need to control text layout beyond setting margins, formatting paragraphs, and creating columns. At those times, you might benefit from entering your information into text containers: shapes that can contain text or text boxes. Text containers are free-floating objects (independent of the document’s body text) that you can use to enclose information. You can then format these objects the same way you format drawings.

Generally, you’ll use text boxes and shapes when you want to position several blocks of text on a page or continue the flow of a story from one area in your document to another. For example, you ...

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