Using a Textbox for Emphasis

Using a Textbox for Emphasis


Writing reports, blogs or even spreadsheets are a part of many jobs today. Having tools available to make our work the best and get across our ideas in the best way possible. One tool that can be very useful is the ‘textbox’.

A textbox can be used in a variety of ways in a report:

  • To add a relevant quote
  • To quote a part of the report for emphasis
  • To use a special font with the quote
  • To add special directions or information in a spreadsheet.
  • To drop information in the report where you need or what it most without reference to the rest of the report’s format.

The text in the report can be placed to one side as above or it can wrap around the textbox itself with the sentence beginning on one side and continuing on the other side across the textbox. The textbox can be used with the frame or without it and the style of the frame can be changed. There are also different textboxes for different uses. The textbox is found in the ‘Insert’ menu bar (see figure below) but the changes to the font in the text box are done using the ‘Home’ menu and it works just like it does with your regular text. This is something you may want to play with so you can see what you can do with different textboxes and the choices available to you.


You can also insert a textbox into a screenshot (see figure below). It is an opportunity to add special instructions or a side note for emphasis.

There are many features in Word and Excel that can be used to enhance all your work and assist you to get your point across in the best way possible. Exploration and experimentation with the programs is one of the best ways to learn the programs and features but there are many online articles and resources to help you learn how to use the features in the different programs. The most important thing is to just get started.

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