Add text to a shape

  1. In your publication, select an AutoShape (AutoShapes: A group of ready-made shapes that includes basic shapes, such as rectangles and circles, plus a variety of lines and connectors, block arrows, flowchart symbols, stars and banners, and callouts.).
  2. Type the text you want.

 Note   Some AutoShapes such as lines, connectors, and some freeform drawings, have no room for text. While you can't add text to the shape, you can place it near the shape. Just add a text box, place it close to the shape, and then type your text in the text box.

ShowHow?

  1. On the Objects toolbar, click Text Box Button image.
  2. Click in or near the AutoShape (AutoShapes: A group of ready-made shapes that includes basic shapes, such as rectangles and circles, plus a variety of lines and connectors, block arrows, flowchart symbols, stars and banners, and callouts.) in which you want to add text, and start typing.

 Note   The text box will not move when you move the shape unless you group the text box and shape.

ShowHow?

ShowGroup objects

  1. Click the Select Objects tool Button image, hold down the SHIFT key, and then click each of the objects that you want in the group.
  2. On the Arrange menu, click Group Button image.

ShowUngroup objects

  1. Select the grouped objects you want to ungroup.
  2. On the Arrange menu, click Ungroup Button image.

ShowTip

You can select one object in a grouped object without ungrouping it. Hold down the SHIFT key while clicking on the object you want to select.

 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2007, Publisher 2003