Presentation on theme: "How to create transparent background text boxes in MS Word"— Presentation transcript:
1How to create transparent background text boxes in MS Word
2For 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.
3Step TwoRight click on the border of the text box and select ‘Format Text Box’ from the pop-up options.
4Step ThreeClick on the fill options drop down arrow.
5Step FourSelect “no color’ from the options that appear in the color window.
6Step FiveRepeat the process for the line drop down menu.
7You 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.
8Step SixPosition and color the text as you choose.
9Step 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.