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    Insert Drawing/Text Box (2003)

    I haven't really got the hang of putting pictures and text boxes into existing documents but this is really bugging me. When I want to insert a text box or picture, a big box opens saying 'create your drawing here'. This throws everything out of line. Is there a way round this annoying box? I only want to create a small text box, but this big thing pops up and moves everything on to another page.

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    Re: Insert Drawing/Text Box (2003)

    I think you're referring to the "drawing canvas". If so, you can change this behaviour in Tools | Options | General tab. Clear the appropriate box (in my Dutch Word 2003 version it's the last one in the list).

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    Re: Insert Drawing/Text Box (2003)

    This will be the drawing canvas. To turn it off go to Tools>Options... and on the General tab de-select "Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting Autoshapes"

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    Re: Insert Drawing/Text Box (2003)

    Thanks Jan. Simple when you know where to look. Thanks again

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    Re: Insert Drawing/Text Box (2003)

    Not sure about 2003, but in 2000 I can press the ESC key when the drawing canvas pops up and I'm left in text box mode so I can left click and size my own text/graphic box.
    Bob

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