Microsoft Word makes it easy to add geometric shapes (and a great deal more) to your file. You can also add text into these shapes, which is handy when you’re creating flowcharts, network diagrams, mind maps, and so on. This being Word, there are lots of alternatives for doing this, so let’s take a look.
Initially, you’ll require to insert a shape by going to Insert > > Shapes. We’re going to utilize a good rounded rectangle, which by default will be filled in with blue.
Right-click throughout your shape and click the “Add Text” command.
This puts an insertion point in the shape where you can type your text. When you’ve added whatever you want to write, the “Format” tab has tools you can use to offer your text a little pop with things like text designs and shading.
You can also select the text and utilize the standard Font, Paragraph and Styles tools on the Home tab to format your text, simply as if it were a typical part of the document. When you best click your text, you’ll find the typical fast choices as well.
Add a Text Box
If you ‘d like a little more control over the positioning and boundaries of your text, you can add a text box inside your shape instead. When you place a brand-new image or choose an existing image, Word immediately switches you to the “Format” tab. You’ll see 2 methods here to place a text box, both of which add a text box in the exact same way.
Select among the options and move the cursor over your image. A yellow “+” mark will replace your guideline. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the “+” mark to develop a text box. When the box looks about right, release the left click (don’t worry if the text box isn’t precisely the right size or place, you can change it afterward), and your text box will be developed.
You can utilize the manages (the little squares) around the text box to resize it or pick the whole text box to move it around within your shape. Add your text and format it in whatever way you want.
There are also text boxes with pre-programmed format that you can add by selecting your shape and after that clicking Insert > > Text Box. We’ve just scratched the surface of what you can do with text boxes here, so if you need to know more check out our guide to text boxes and all the things you can do with them.
You can also include text into these shapes, which is convenient when you’re producing flowcharts, network diagrams, mind maps, and so on. You can also pick the text and utilize the standard Font, Paragraph and Styles tools on the Home tab to format your text, simply as if it were a regular part of the document. If you ‘d like a little bit more control over the positioning and borders of your text, you can add a text box inside your shape instead. You can use the handles (the little squares) around the text box to resize it or choose the whole text box to move it around within your shape.