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 Direction:
Hyphenation: Font Group:
Alignment Group: Margins:
Tip: When working with columns, turn on “Boundaries”
(View Ribbon , Boundaries ) so 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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