Break a text box link

You can break a link between any two linked text boxes (text box: A movable, resizable container for text or graphics. Use text boxes to position several blocks of text on a page or to give text a different orientation from other text in the document.) that are part of a story (story: Text that's contained within a single text box or a chain of linked text boxes.). When you break a link in a story, you create two stories.

  1. Switch to print layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.).
  2. Select the text box that you want the text to stop flowing from.

To do this, move the pointer over the border of the text box until the pointer becomes a four-headed arrow, and then click the border.

  1. On the Text Box toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click Break Forward Link Button image.

 Note   The text stops flowing at the last text box before the broken link. Any subsequent series of linked text boxes will be empty.

Applies to:
Word 2003