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How to link text boxes in Microsoft Word

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Link text boxes in Microsoft Word

If we want to be parts of a document, on many occasions we resort to text fours. However, you may not know that these text boxes can be linked in Microsoft Word so that the text within them flows continuously.

We may have a brochure that uses text boxes to highlight certain features; perhaps a document where boxes are used to highlight helpful tips or extract quotes. In short, these text boxes can be used for anything and are extremely attractive and useful..

Link text boxes in Microsoft Word

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We have two options: use a default text box or draw and customize ours, something similar to what we do when drawing a table. We are going to start by going to the "Insert" tab and then we will have to click on the drop-down arrow found in "Text Box", here we will have to choose or draw the first text box. We can start writing the text in question in the first box or wait until we add and link the second.

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Now we will have to follow the steps to add a second text box. If we choose a preformatted text box, we will have to eliminate the sample text that it has. Additionally, we must bear in mind that a requirement to be able to link one text box to another is that the second one has to be empty. Here we are simply going to have to select all the text and we are going to press Delete..

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We will click to select what we have created. Once we have clicked, we will have to go to the "Format form" tab and click on "Create link" in the text section on the upper toolbar.

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Let's see that our cursor changes to a launcher. We will have to move the launcher to the second text box and click inside it. This will create the link between the two..

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Then, when we write inside the first one and we reach the end, the text will continue in the second, in which we have linked automatically. We must emphasize that we can format this text as we wish, until we add a section break.

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We can add all the linked text boxes that we want, we will only have to follow the steps that we discussed previously and that's it.



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