Presentation on theme: "How to create transparent background text boxes in MS Word"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to create transparent background text boxes in MS Word
2 For this demonstration, I will set the header over a colored box at the top of the MS Word window. I am doing this to show the application of color because I will end up using light colored text.Step OneInsert a text box and type in the copy you want to use. In this case the title of my newsletter will be ‘My family newsletter.
3 Step TwoRight click on the border of the text box and select ‘Format Text Box’ from the pop-up options.
4 Step ThreeClick on the fill options drop down arrow.
5 Step FourSelect “no color’ from the options that appear in the color window.
6 Step FiveRepeat the process for the line drop down menu.
7 You will notice that the box and line around the text ‘My family’ has disappeared because it now has no color.Note that no color is very much different from a white box over a white background. In that case they are just the same color and the text box will re-appear if the background color changes.
8 Step SixPosition and color the text as you choose.
9 Step SevenRepeat the process for the remaining copy. Use the Format > Arrange menu as needed to assign layers to the text boxes.See the next slide for the menu locations.Again, not that I am only adding the blue colored box to show the lighter colored type on top of it.