How to Create a Text Box With Rounded Corners in MS Word

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Microsoft Office Word lets you create text boxes in documents and modify them using the text box tools feature. The feature offers a variety of tools that let you change the shape, colour and look of a text box. By using one of the built-in shapes, you can quickly change a regular text box into one with rounded corners to give your document a crisp, professional look. You can also use this feature to change the shape of an existing text box.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Word 2007

  1. 1

    Open a document in Microsoft Word 2007.

  2. 2

    Select the "Insert" tab on the main menu ribbon and choose "Text Box." A list of built-in text boxes will open.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Draw Text Box" option located at the bottom of the list.

  4. 4

    Click in the area of the document where the text box will be placed and drag the mouse to create the general height and width of the text box. Click on the text box's border anchors to adjust the size of the box.

  5. 5

    Click on the text box and select the "Text Box Tools" option which will appear above the text box format option on the menu ribbon.

  6. 6

    Click the "Change Shape" option in the Text Box Styles section. Select "Rounded Rectangle" in the Basic Shapes section. The text box will change into a box with rounded corners.

    Word 2003

  1. 1

    Open a document in Microsoft Word 2003.

  2. 2

    Click "Insert" on the main menu bar and choose "Text Box" from the drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Click "Draw Text Box" and click in the area of the document where the text box will be placed. Drag the mouse to create the general height and width of the text box. Click on the text box's border anchors to adjust the size of the box.

  4. 4

    Double-click on the text box and the Drawing Tools menu will open.

  5. 5

    Click the "Change Shape" option in the Text Box Styles section. Select "Rounded Rectangle" in the Basic Shapes section. The text box will change into a box with rounded corners.

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