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    Text Boxes (Word 2002, SP3)

    That old saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is what I'm thinking about what Microsoft did to using text boxes in Word. I jumped from Office 97 to Office XP, and I wish I could have the ability to handle text boxes the way I did in Word 2000. I liked to be able to draw a text box, drag it wherever I wanted regardless of the other text in my document, insert a graphic in it, have the text wrap around it using simple commands, etc., etc. I found the options to edit text boxes as in Office 97, but wasn't sure what I was doing there either. Guess I just don't have the patience to click on a hundred different settings to get things back the way I want them. Can anyone tell me how to insert a simple text box anywhere I WANT in a Word document without having it pop all over the place? Excuse my ignorance, but I'm about ready to go back to Word 2000. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    Re: Text Boxes (Word 2002, SP3)

    If you clear the check box labeled "Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting AutoShapes" in the General tab of Tools | Options..., text boxes will act more or less the same as in older versions of Word.

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    Re: Text Boxes (Word 2002, SP3)

    Thanks, Hans. You're right -- it's "more or less the same", but close enough to get the text box where I needed it. I've never been disappointed in getting the right answer when posting on Woody's Lounge! Keep up the good work!

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