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About this lesson
Review toolbar and connect text boxes and word overflow.
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Textbox - Formatting Tools
Review and use the Textbox Formatting tools available on the ribbon.
When to use
There are some creative options available when it’s time to format a text box. Use these features often.
Click into any textbox (or click Insert ribbon, Draw Textbox) and review the tools available to format textboxes.
Text Fit Text DirectionHyphenationFont Group
Alignment Group MarginsColumns
Tip: When working with columns, turn on “Boundaries”.
- View Ribbon.
- Then the column dividers are viewable.
Linking: Create a link to handle Overflow Text.
- When a text box is too small for the text length, it will appear with red handles to warn you that some of the text is not viewable.
- By activating the tiny ellipsis button on the text box, you can “spill” the text into another textbox. Essentially creating overflow text to a new box.
- To find where the original text came from, a new handle on the overflow box will appear.
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