How to Delete Text in Paint

Written by candice abrams
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Microsoft Paint is a program that comes installed free with Windows computers. The program allows you to create or edit graphics, and you can even insert shapes, lines, clip art and text. If you wish to remove text from your picture, you can do so with a few clicks. You can remove the text to add new text or to add something else to your graphic.

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  1. 1

    Click the "A" in Paint's tools tab.

  2. 2

    Click and drag your cursor across the text. A dotted text box will appear.

  3. 3

    Press the "Delete" button to delete the text.

  4. 4

    Click the "A" box to leave the text area.

  5. 5

    Press the "Save" or "Save As" button.

Tips and warnings

  • You can only remove text when adding it to an image, not after you saved the image on your computer.

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