How to Insert Word Bubbles in Microsoft Word

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How to Insert Word Bubbles in Microsoft Word
Liven up Word documents with a speech-bubble graphic. (Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images)

Interesting graphics and illustrations can help bring to life an otherwise dull Microsoft Word document. One way of brightening up a boring block of text is to insert a word- or speech-bubble shape. Word comes with a range of different shape illustrations, and you'll find a selection of speech bubbles listed under Callouts in the shape-picker tool on the Insert tab on the main program menu. Once you've added a word bubble to the document, you can add text to it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch Microsoft Word.

  2. 2

    Click "File" and then "Open" to open the document in which you want to add the word-bubble shape. Click "New" to create a new Word document.

  3. 3

    Click "Shapes" in the "Illustrations" group on the "Insert" tab.

  4. 4

    Locate your preferred word-bubble illustration from the thumbnails in the "Callouts" section of the "Shapes" context menu.

  5. 5

    Click the shape thumbnail to insert into the document. This launches a cursor that you can drag across the screen to draw the shape to the size that you require.

  6. 6

    Click the shape in the document to highlight it. Click inside the speech bubble, and then type the text that you want to include.

Tips and warnings

  • In Step 5, you can change the shape of the word bubble by selecting "Change Shape" under "Edit Shape" on the "Insert Shapes" group in the "Format" tab.

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