How to Edit a Text Box in Microsoft Paint

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How to Edit a Text Box in Microsoft Paint
Microsoft Paint allows users to add and edit text in the drawing area. (font image by Pavel Vlasov from

Microsoft Paint is a program that is included with every version of Microsoft Windows 7. The program lets users create images, as well as edit existing illustrations. Paint features include a pencil tool, line tool, curve tool, shapes, brushes and a text tool. Paint allows you to choose the font face, size and style of the text from the Text tool tab.

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  1. 1

    Open Paint by clicking the "Start" button, typing "Paint" in the search box and clicking on it when it appears.

  2. 2

    Click the icon for the Text tool represented by the letter "A," which is located in the "Tools" group under the "Home" tab in the Ribbon.

  3. 3

    Click the font face, size and style buttons to adjust the appearance of the text.

  4. 4

    Move the cursor in the drawing area to the location you want to insert text, click and begin typing.

  5. 5

    Click existing text in the drawing area to select it and adjust its appearance from the Text tool located in the Ribbon.

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