How to Edit a Text Box in Microsoft Paint

Updated March 23, 2017

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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