by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 26, 2018)
All versions of Word support frames, but not all of them support text boxes. There may be times when you want to convert a text box to a frame. For instance, you might be preparing your document to be used on an older version of Word, or you need to take advantage of things you can do with frames that you can't do with text boxes. To make the conversion, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Text Box tab of the Format Text Box dialog box.
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