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How to Make a Transparent Text Box or Shape in Word

Many people find it very easy to make a transparent text box or shape in Microsoft Office Word (A transparent Text Box or Shape is often referred to as an invisible text box or shape). However, most people do not even know where this customization tool is.

Making a text box or shape transparent means making the text, text box, or shape beneath it visible. In a way, it means looking at another object in a mirror.

How to Make a Transparent Text Box in Word:

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If you want to change the text box transparent, do the following:

  • Click the “Insert” tab
  • Click “Shapes” in the “Illustrations” group
  • Select “Text box“, and then draw a text box in any size you want on your document.
  • Or from the text group, click “Text Box” to expand its formats, and then select one of the formats you want to draw.
  • Then draw a text box in any size you want on your document
Inserting Text Boxes in a document
Inserting Text Boxes in a document
  • Now make sure your text box selection
  • Go to the “Drawing Tools Shape Format“, then click the “Format Shape” launcher in the “Shape Styles” group
  • Or right-click on the text box when it is on the selection, and then select “Format Shape” to launch its pane towards the right
Formatting Text box for making is as transparent
A formatting Text box for making is as transparent
  • Now make sure that the “Shape options” tab is in the selection of the two tabs on the “Format Shape” pane.
  • Then Select the “Fill & Line” bucket, and under “Fill” select the transparency percentage (must be more than 50% ). You can also select line transparency percentage.
How to Make Transparent Text Box or Shape By Formatting a Shape
How to Make Transparent Text Box or Shape By Formatting a Shape
  • Now move the text box or shape over the text or other shapes or text boxes to see its transparency.
Transparent Text Box or Shape in Word
Transparent Text Box or Shape in Word

How to Make a Transparent Shape in Word:

Changing the transparent shape is the same as the text box as explained above.

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  • Insert text boxes or shapes
  • Right-click text box or shapes
  • Select “Format Shape” for its options
  • Make sure the “Shape options” selection on the “Format Shape” pane
  • Under “Fill & Line” change the transparency percentage to more than 50%
  • Now move the text box or shape over another text.

What is Transparency Shape or Text Box in Microsoft Word?

Many people find it very easy to make a transparent text box or shape in Microsoft Office Word. However, most people do not even know where this customization tool is.

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