Published byRylie Priestley Modified over 8 years ago
How to create transparent background text boxes in MS Word
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.
Step Two Right click on the border of the text box and select ‘Format Text Box’ from the pop-up options.
Step Three Click on the fill options drop down arrow.
Step Four Select “no color’ from the options that appear in the color window.
Step Five Repeat the process for the line drop down menu.
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.
Step Six Position and color the text as you choose.
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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