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How do I move a text box in PowerPoint or Word?

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The instruction below work for text boxes, shapes and WordArt:

  1. Click the border of the WordArt, text box, or shape that you want to move. To move multiple text boxes or shapes, press and hold Ctrl while you click the borders.
  1. When the cursor changes to the four headed arrow, drag it to the new location.

Cursor resting on a text box border changed into a four headed arrow

To move in small increments, press and hold Ctrl while pressing an arrow key. And to move the object horizontally or vertically only, press and hold Shift while you drag it.

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Depending on how far you’re moving the WordArt, shape, or text box, it might be easier to cut and paste it. Right-click the object, and then click Cut (or, press Ctrl+X). Press Ctrl+V to paste it. You can also cut and paste it into a different document, or between programs, such as from a PowerPoint slide to an Excel worksheet.

Get more on Microsft Office, including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word from our LibGuide (link below).

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