by Allen Wyatt
(last updated November 9, 2013)
After you have inserted a text box or a frame in your document, you can control how surrounding text flows around it. You can either turn wrapping off, or you can cause Word to flow text around the frame or text box. If you are using text boxes, you have even more wrapping options. To control text wrapping for a text box, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Layout tab of the Format Text Box dialog box.
If you are wrapping text around a frame, the process is slightly different:
Figure 2. The Frame dialog box.
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