How to Create a Link Between the Text Boxes in Word 22

Creating a flow of text from one text box to another by linking text boxes is called a link between the text boxes.

By creating a link between the text boxes, we can save some typing time. Also, the text can be adjusted by resizing the text box. As we know, manually typing text in a text box is a very time-consuming process.

Firstly, 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, and then automatically the Drawing Tools Format tab will open.

Create a link between the text boxes in ms word
Inserting Text Box in a word document

From the Drawing Tools Format Tab, insert as many text boxes as you want.

Draw text boxes in ms word
Draw text boxes in MS-Word

Otherwise, insert the shapes you want. 

Then right-click on them and select Add Text to make any shape as a Text Box.

Insert any shape to change it as a text box
Insert any shape to change it as a text box

To create a link between the two Text Boxes, select the first Text Box from which you want to start typing.

Then click on the Create Link in the Text group on the Format tab.

Create a link between the text boxes in Microsoft Word
Create a link between the text boxes in Microsoft Word

Automatically the cursor pointer turned into a Mug.

Then click on the 2nd text box to create the link between the first text box and the second one.

If you would like to create a link between the 2nd Text Box and 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
Creating a link between the text boxes or shapes in MS-Word

How to Flow Text from One Text Box to Another in Word

Now start typing in the first text box until all the text boxes will fill.

Break a link between the text boxes in MS Word
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 is called, Break Link.

To break the link between two text boxes after creating the link as described above. First, choose two text boxes that are linked before

In these linked text boxes, click on the first one to select

On the Drawing Tools Layout tab > Select Break Link in Text the group.

Now, the link is broken in between the 1st and the 2nd Text Box.

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What is meant by creating a link between the text boxes?

Flowing text from one text box to another by linking text boxes is called creating a link between text boxes.

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