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I want to insert a text box in a document so it will stand…

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I want to insert...

I want to insert a text box in a document so it will stand out i.e. border, background color, etc. How do I do that?

Technician's Assistant: What kind of computer do you have?

Mac pro

Technician's Assistant: Have you installed any updates recently?

Yes

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Microsoft Office Technician: Jon, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 months ago
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Microsoft Office Technician: Jon, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 months ago

Yes, this is possible. I will explain....(typing one moment)

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Microsoft Office Technician: Jon, Computer Support Specialist replied 8 months ago

In Microsoft word for mac you can add a border box around the text by doing the following:

  1. Select "highlight" the text that you would like to make a border around.
  2. Then once you have the words selected, click the border icon which is located under the HOME tab up at the top of the screen where all the tools are. See pic attached for the border icon
  3. Then choose the "outside borders" option. See pic attached for the border icon
  4. This will place a black border by default but then you can put more style
  5. To add more "style" go back to the border icon where you just were you chose "outside border" but at the very bottom of the list choose "Border and Shading". See pic Borders and Shading
  6. Then click ok and you will see the border box around the text.
  7. You can keep trying different options by continuing to play with these settings.

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