Create a Link Between the Text Boxes in MS-Word 2019

Create a Link Between the Text Boxes in MS-Word

How to Link Text Boxes /Create a Link Between the Text Boxes in Word: Flow text from one text box to another by linking them called, Create Link. By creating a link between the text boxes, we can save the time as well as adjust the text by resizing them. As we know, manually typing the text in the text box is a time taking process.

Follow the steps below on Creating a Link Between the Text Boxes:

  • First, go to the Insert tab.
  • Then Click on the Shapes and select the Text Box.
  • After that, insert the Text Box by drawing into the document, then automatically the Drawing Tools Format tab will open.
Create a link between the text boxes in ms word

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  • Now, from the Drawing Tools Format Tab, insert more Text Boxes as much as you want.
Draw text boxes in ms word
  • Or otherwise, insert the shapes you want. 
  • And then right click on them and select the Add Text to make any shape as a Text Box.
Insert any shape to change it as a text box
  • To create the link between the two Text Boxes, select the first Text Box in which you want to start the typing from.
  • Then click on the Create Link in the Text group on the Format tab.
Create a link between the text boxes in Microsoft Word

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  • Automatically the cursor pointer turned as a Mug.
  • Then click on the 2nd text box to create the link in between the first text box and the second one.
  • If you would like to create a link between 2nd Text Box to 3rd one, then select the 2nd Text Box to add a link from it to the next one.
  • Then click on the Create Link in the Text group on the Format tab.
  • And then click on the 3rd Text Box to create the link in between the 2nd and 3rd to link the next 3rd and 4th, 4th and 5th, etc. Text Boxes do the same as explained above.
Creating a link between the text boxes or shapes in ms word

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  • Now, start typing in the first text box until all the shapes will fill that you have created the link.

Breaking a link Between the Text Boxes

Break a link between the text boxes in MS Word

Removing a link between the text boxes to stop flowing text from one text box to another called, Break Link.

  1. To break the link between two text boxes after creating the link as described above. First, choose two text boxes that are linked before
  2. In these linked text boxes, click on the first one to select
  3. On the Drawing Tools Layout tab > Select Break Link in Text the group.
  4. Now, the link is broken in between the 1st and the 2nd Text Box.

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