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You must use frames (frame: A container that you can resize and position anywhere on the page. To position text or graphics that contain comments, footnotes, endnotes, or certain fields, you must use a frame instead of a text box.) to position text that contains a note reference mark (note reference mark: A number, character, or combination of characters that indicates that additional information is contained in a footnote or endnote.), a comment mark (comment mark: Each time you add a comment to a document, Microsoft Word inserts a comment mark in the document. Comment marks appear when you click Markup on the View menu.), or certain fields (field: A set of codes that instructs Microsoft Word to insert text, graphics, page numbers, and other material into a document automatically. For example, the DATE field inserts the current date.), including AUTONUM, AUTONUMLGL, AUTONUMOUT — used for numbering lists and paragraphs in legal documents and outlines — TC (Table of Contents Entry), TOC (Table of Contents), RD (Referenced Document), XE (Index Entry), TA (Table of Authorities Entry), and TOA (Table of Authority) fields.
You can convert a text box to a frame and vice versa without recreating the frame's contents.
Convert a text box to a frame
Replace a frame with a text box
To replace a frame with a text box, do the following:
- On the Insert menu, click Text Box.
- Click and drag to insert and size a text box in the document.
- Use Cut and Paste to insert the contents of the frame into the text box.