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How to create transparent background text boxes in MS Word.

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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 One Insert 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 Two Right click on the border of the text box and select ‘Format Text Box’ from the pop- up options.

4 Step Three Click on the fill options drop down arrow.

5 Step Four Select “no color’ from the options that appear in the color window.

6 Step Five Repeat 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 Six Position and color the text as you choose.

9 Step Seven Repeat 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.

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